China Grapples with Food Contamination Credibility Crisis – David Barboza

From The International Herald Tribune:

 Dy C 2005-03-06 U1010P1T1D5996586F21Dt20050306234404 Weeks after tainted Chinese pet food ingredients killed and sickened thousands of dogs and cats in the United States, China faced growing international pressure to prove that its food exports were safe to eat.

But simmering beneath the surface is a thornier problem that worries Chinese officials: how do they assure the world that this is not a nation of counterfeits and that “Made in China” means well-made?

Already, the largest pet food recall in U.S. history has heightened global fears about the quality and safety of Chinese agricultural goods. Now evidence is mounting that China has also exported counterfeit drug ingredients that could undermine the credibility of another of its booming exports. [Full Text]

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May 17, 2007 1:49 PM
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