Chopsticks Picked Up In New China Scare – Reuters

www.reuters.com7.jpg From Reuters:

A Beijing factory sold up to 100,000 pairs of disposable a day without any form of disinfection, a newspaper said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of food and scares.

Counterfeit, shoddy and dangerous products are widespread in China, whose exports have been rocked in recent months by a spate of safety scandals, ranging from pet food to medicine, tires, toothpaste and toys. Officials raided the factory and seized about half a million pairs of disposable bamboo chopsticks and a packaging machine, the Beijing News said in a story headlined “Dirty Chopsticks.” [Full Text]

[Image: An investor holding a pair of chopsticks has his lunch in front of an electronic board at the stock exchange in Shanghai, by Aly Song from Reuters.]

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