November 21, 2008

China tightens food safety

I might be having a deja vu but I thought China already has strict melamine testing rules implemented following the melamine tainted pet food and toothpaste scandals last year?

According to ICIS news (subscription required), the Chinese government is proposing new standards to focus on melamine testing following this year's melamine-tainted dairy products scandal. Since September, several milk products in China were found to be tainted with melamine, an industrial chemical used in plastics and adhesives. Recalls were made around the world for dairy products contained with Chinese milk.

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