China's quality regulator said on Friday that 99 percent of mooncakes tested met industry standards ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sunday.
The results were based on sample checks on 320 kinds of mooncakes produced by 307 companies across 16 provinces, said Liu Hongsheng, a senior official with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
Only three kinds of mooncakes tested failed, Liu said at a news conference. The disqualified mooncakes were separately made by three companies in Hubei and Hainan provinces.
The problems were excessive levels of food additives and overpackaging, Liu said.
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