Australian athletes competing or training in China and Mexico should be aware of important information released by international anti-doping organisations regarding clenbuterol. In November 2011 the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released an advisory cautioning that meat in China and Mexico could be contaminated with the prohibited substance, clenbuterol.
This is still an ongoing issue and Australian athletes competing or training in China and Mexico should still exercise caution with regards to eating meat there. WADA issued this advice to athletes traveling to China and Mexico:
WADA’s message to athletes competing in these countries remains the same: eat only in restaurants and cafeterias that have been approved by your federation and/or event organiser. Furthermore when eating outside these designated cafeteria and restaurants, always try to eat in large numbers.
For more information please visit the ASADA Blog: Important information about contaminated meat.