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Fifth of China Goods Substandard (China)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The Chinese government reports that almost 20 percent of goods Chinese quality inspectors checked in the first half of this year were below standard. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine found that 80.9 percent of 7,200 products inspected passed scrutiny and that overall quality was improving. However, 19.1 percent of the tested goods were found to be laced with toxins or too many additives, without safety protections or lacking required label information. The checks did not cover exports, according to the report. Chinese leaders have demanded stricter food and medicine standards after a series of trade disputes over the quality of exports. "When serious quality problems are found, they will be strictly punished according to the law so that product quality is protected from the source," the Administration report said. (Click here for more

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