Distillers in China Added Viagra to Favored Alcoholic Beverage


Published Date : Aug 06, 2015

In China, more than 50 liquor companies have been accused for adding Viagra in their products. This was confirmed by the food and drug watchdog agency of China recently. 

As a consequence of the move, investigators seized above 5300 bottles of booze following the investigation carried at Liuzhou District in Guangxi Province. Investigators found that distillers, Viagra was being added to booze with the informing the consumers that it possessed qualities beneficial for health. The officials of the Food and Drug Administration at Liuzhou raised alerts that the chemicals used for the anti-impotence drug Viagra were being added to booze.

More than 5300 bottles of baiju were taken hold by investigators in Liuzhou, Guangxi following the investigation that thousands of bottles of booze were being added with Viagra, stating to customers that it constituted health preserving properties.

The Food and Drug Administration of China’s Liuzhou province warned that the distilleries located in the Liunan district were producing booze that were contaminated with chemicals which were used for the production of Viagra for erectile dysfunction.

Cartons of the white powder labeled as sildenafil, a constituent which is found in the anti-impotence drug Viagra, were also taken hold of.     
 The police is investigating two distillers, who operated the Deshun and Guikun Alcohol Plants in Liuzhou. 

In china, food safety is a chronic problem and public concerned regarding fake or toxic food takes no time to spread.

In June this year, officials in China confiscated 100,000 pounds in weight smuggled meat, some of which was found to be more than 40 years old.  This was reported by BBC. The incidence follows from the 2008 incidence wherein tainted infant formula was responsible for the death of several children.