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Ban Food Imports from China

Posted by MEC on May 8, 2007

Friday Cat Blogging

Because of this little detail in an article about the Chinese companies that added melamine to gluten so tests would show a higher protein level:

[China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine] said the two companies, named by the FDA as Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. Ltd. and Binzhou Futian Biology Technology Co. Ltd, evaded quality checks by labeling their products as exports not subject to inspection.

If China doesn’t require exports to meet safety standards, we shouldn’t be buying from them.

I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for the Bush Administration to do anything about this issue, however.

8 Responses to “Ban Food Imports from China”

  1. Let’s see: We let our CEOs take our jobs overseas where they work Chinese workers half to death for pittances, then the CEOs allow lax standards because paying for more workers and slower, saner production lines might keep some CEO from getting that second Porsche right away, so we all get poisoned except for those of us who can pay the premium for organic foods.

    Yep, capitalism sure is grand!

  2. Oh, and Alex is adorable. But you knew that. :x (

  3. Charles said

    That’s a new emoticon, PW.

  4. MEC said

    I think that’s the emoticon for smooching Alex on his punkin head.

  5. It was supposed to be a cat (the :X) followed by a set of () enclosing an arrow pointing to the “cat” (:x), but the “arrow” was interpreted as an HTML command. Oooops!

  6. MEC said

    That would be

    :x( <-

  7. shrimplate said

    If China doesn’t require exports to meet safety standards, we shouldn’t be buying from them.

    This should be obvious to anyone who has the least sense of decency and regard for humanity. Punchlines welcome.

  8. whig said

    If the products were labeled as not inspected, they should not be divertable to food products, no matter where they came from.

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