As more and more elderly consumers have become online users, the illegal health food shift online to promote these products on social media platform and medical sites.

Recently, policy authority in Taizhou cracked down a major case involved poisonous health food. The suspects have been selling over 42 million boxes of illegal products via Wechat and other online platforms.

The relevant products were previously confiscated in other cities, but the products can still be found online, with an “official site” still operating.

An official with industry and commerce department said that illegal health food cases are usually cracked down by cooperation of the public security bureau, industry and commerce bureau and FDA. However, in some cases, the cooperation is not efficient enough to root out information of illegal products online. (Source:

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