Campaign To Improve China’s Product Safety Is An Uphill Battle, Top Official Says – AP

From AP, via International Herald Tribune:

The task of improving China’s product safety is an uphill battle, but the government should fight using measures it employed to control the deadly SARS outbreak in 2003, a top official said in a speech published Friday.

China began a four-month nationwide safety campaign in August, hoping to boost its image as a safe exporter after its products ” from toothpaste to seafood to toys ” were found to contain potentially deadly chemicals.

Recalls and bans have resulted, dealing a major blow to China’s reputation. [Full Text]

Read also China’s war on SARS cited in push for product safety by Ben Blanchard.

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