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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 06:06 PM
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63. Believe Me, I Have *No* Confidence They Will Succeed
in controlling the industry. There are too many small companies with financial incentives to cheat, and not enough of a regulatory structure to inspect everything. I don't think the government even particulary cares about food safety for the US or the Chinese public over the long haul.

I do think the Chinese government is up in arms about this. The tainted food is costing the country money and creating international difficulties. The feds will take whatever authoritarian action they have to put the fear of god in potential abusers.

And I am sure that it is partly the fault of US importers. If you engage in ruthless price negotiations with hundreds of bidders, the lowest bidders are generally those with the lowest standards. If the importers are not testing, they're pretty guaranteed to receive substandard product.
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