talks about food safety every day, but some people turn a deaf ear to it, and even rush to violate the law. Recently, the People’s Court of Dingxiang County, Shanxi has concluded a case of selling toxic and harmful food in accordance with the law. Defendant Liu was punished by law for selling health food supplemented with illegal chemicals.
In March and April 2019, the defendant Liu purchased health products such as Viagra from the United States from a strange man selling health products. In the case of relevant procedures, it is sold in the pharmacy operated by it. The Shanxi Provincial Food and Drug Inspection Institute found that”American Viagra” and”Dali Black King Kong” both contained illegally added chemical sildenafil. After the defendant Liu arrived at the case, he truthfully confessed his crime. After the incident, the public security organs seized 45 tablets of”American Viagra” and 13 tablets of”Daily Black King Kong” in the pharmacy run by the defendant Liu.
Dingxiang County People’s Court after trial held that:
Defendant Liu sold sildenafil-added health food in the pharmacy operated by him. The criminal facts are clear and the evidence is indeed sufficient. His behavior has constituted toxic sales , The crime of harmful food. The public prosecution agency charged with conviction. The defendant Liu issued a confession letter, pleaded guilty and pleaded guilty, and voluntarily pleaded guilty in court, with a lighter punishment as appropriate. The defendant Liu did show repentance and was not in danger of committing a crime again. The probation announcement did not have a significant adverse effect on the community in which he lived, and probation could be applied. The defendant Liu was sentenced to the crime of selling poisonous and harmful foods in accordance with the law and sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for one year, and fined 1,000 yuan. During the probation period, the defendant Liu was prohibited from engaging in food business related activities.
Message from the Judge
Health products are foods. For foods, the state prohibits the addition of any drugs. If added, they constitute toxic and harmful foods. my country’s criminal law stipulates that producers and sellers violate the national food hygiene management regulations by deliberately mixing toxic and harmful non-food ingredients in the food they produce or sell, or selling foods that are known to be mixed with toxic and harmful non-food ingredients , Which constitutes the crime of producing and selling poisonous and harmful food. In this case, the health products sold by the defendant were mixed with toxic and harmful non-food raw materials, and his behavior constituted the crime of producing and selling toxic and harmful food. Here, the judge reminded consumers that when buying health products, they must buy from regular channels, and they must always be vigilant about health products from unknown sources to avoid buying fake health products and harm their health.