China Zeroes in on Food and Drug Safety – Christopher Bodeen

The scandal over tainted food and medicine in China continues:

China vowed Wednesday to crack down on contaminated and sometimes deadly food and drugs after a string of sensational revelations about the safety of Chinese products.

The campaign followed an announcement that authorities had detained managers from two companies linked to contaminated pet food that killed dogs and cats in the United States and Canada.

State media, meanwhile, said the country’s disgraced former top drug regulator would go on trial this month on charges of taking bribes to approve untested medicine. [Full text]

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