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Turn the crisis into an opportunity. Get multiple birds with one stone. TAX the goods that should not be exported to pay for the inspection regime - steel making coke, all rare earths, etc. Tax them anywhere from 100% to 10,000%, and really build the infrastructure and knowhow for safety inspections. Legislate and allow personal injury suits. Put PERSONAL LIABILITY on individuals, including punitive damages. A lot can be done, other than just PR. |
China is already the factory to the world. To stay there and expand, product safety is a must.
Food safety is an ongoing concern, and unsafe food comes from all over the world, even the "developed nations" that allegedly have failsafe systems. Australia this month pulled frozen chickens from CANADA, after the potentially fatal listeria bacteria is found in samples. Listeria already killed 16 in Canada this year - that is 300% higher than the milk products scare. Yet you hardly hear anything about this at all. Western discrimination and scare tactics against Chinese products is clearly in the works again.
"Australia: Wesfarmers Issues Chicken Recall after Listeria Contamination Confirmed
22 Sept - Wesfarmers has recalled sliced chicken products from its Coles supermarkets after random tests revealed the scattered presence of the potentially fatal bacteria listeria.
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The company, Australia’s second largest retail outfit, issued the recall in four states; Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Coles said the 2 x 50g were dated best before 7 October.
No illnesses have yet been reported and the company said no other products were affected.
The chicken is believed to have come from a single supplier and checks were being carried out to establish the reason for the contamination, a Coles spokesman said.
Coles said it did not know how much of the product had been sold but that all unsold meat had been pulled from the shelves of supermarkets.
Listeria can cause illness in pregnant women, the very young and in the elderly with low immune systems. A spokesman from Australia’s food safety agency confirmed this was the seventh listeria recall in the country this year.
A recent listeria outbreak in Canada from a single plant owned by meat processors Maple Leaf has been linked to the deaths of 16 people."