Caixin OnlineOpinionEditorial How China Can Make Its Food Safer to Swallow
05.10.2011 20:02

How China Can Make Its Food Safer to Swallow

Action is needed to guarantee nationwide consumer protection against contaminated rice, pork and all other foods
A Century Weekly editorial

Contaminated food should never threaten a society. Tainted food harms our health, sometimes fatally. Safety breaches are difficult to hide. And governments everywhere take food safety very seriously.

So why in China have there been so many cases of dangerous food reaching the nation's consumer market in recent years – from egg yolks colored with Sudan Red dye and milk laced with melamine, to more recent revelations of cadmium-tainted rice and drug-infused meat?

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