Sunday, June 24, 2007

China called to account for bad imports

If the Chinese government knows what's good for China, it'll crack down on dangerous or low quality exports. In the long run it will be costly for their economy, much more costly than putting in place proper controls and inspections.
China has become a top exporter of tainted and dangerous products to the United States.

Reports are flooding in from consumers, causing regulators to become very concerned.

There have already been reports of of tainted pet foods, dangerous toys, fake drugs, poison-coated fish and cosmetics, drug-laced frozen eel, illicit pesticide-laden mushrooms and other products that have led to bans.

Pet owners were horrified to learn their pets had been subjected to melamine spiked pet food. Melamine is a chemical used in fertilisers.

Chinese toothpaste has also been blacklisted, after fears it could contain potentially deadly chemicals.

Last week saw the recall of popular toys, manufactured in China, coated with potentially poisonous lead paint.

China, which exports about two billion dollars each year in food products to the United States, is a top violator of American food safety standards, according to US authorities.

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Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

This is an important subject. Spocko's Brain has been writing about it as well. I love that picture!

6/25/2007 03:09:00 AM  
Blogger SPIIDERWEB™ said...

It is hugely important. Americans trust the products they buy.

Yeah, the pic is great!

6/25/2007 08:17:00 AM  

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