Things may well be changing in China concerning food safety. Here are three articles on China Daily addressing the efforts made to improve Chinese food safety and quality:
Of course that loose regulation and monitoring lead to the production and sale of fake and harmful food and drugs. It is unacceptable for a supermarket to rewrite the manufacturing date and put expired food back onto shelves, instead of immediately destroying it. Chinese food providers can learn a lot from their European and American counterparts in improving food safety and sustainability. Food safety is becoming an increasingly discussed issue in China, after reports of melamine-contaminated milk products, rice contaminated with cadmium, sulfur steamed ginseng and dyed bread, to name a few. Economic development should not be achieved at any cost. Trust is a two-way street and both providers and consumers can benefit from a safer journey.