Chinese food-safety officials have ordered two fruit juice companies to suspend operations and help with an investigation into reports that they used rotten or unripe fruit in their products. A Reuters news article published Sept. 23 reported that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) inspected Anhui Dangshan Haisheng Fruit Juice, a subsidiary of Shaanxi Haisheng Fresh Fruit Juice, and Wanbei Fruit Juice, of the Beijing Huiyuan Group. Inspectors have not found any rotten fruit at the company plants. according to an agency statement. The Huiyuan Group reportedly denied using any rotten fruit and noted that all its stock was checked and production was in accordance with national standards. Another story published Wednesday in the South China Morning Post reported that two other area juice firms besides the ones CFDA inspected had allegedly used rotten and substandard pears and apples from local farmers. They were named as a branch of Yantai North Andre Juice in Jiangsu province and a branch of Beijing Huiyuan in Shandong province.