China Cracks Down on Tainted Meat Sales – Scott McDonald

In the Year of the Pig, pigs are causing a lot of problems in China. From AP via The Washington Post:

The Chinese government warned Friday that some of the country’s markets were selling tainted meat and threatened tough punishment against those behind the practice.

China is fighting to overcome intense international criticism for exporting unsafe products – from tainted pet food to popular children’s toys made with lead paint – ahead of next summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing.

“Recently, the illegal selling of pork from pigs which died of disease was discovered in some parts of the country,” the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a notice posted on its Web site. [Full Text]

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