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Corruption in Cina- No Wonder Toxic Food is So Common in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 18, 2010


A little bit ago, China was touting the fact that it was strict about product safety, so they empowered officials and created governmental bodies, or watchdogs to protect the people from harmful products. But this is China, the officials are dirty, they got caught. Really its just an exercise in futility, corruption is a part of their DNA, I never would have thought it, but a couple of years here have proven it so.
The food is great, and the people are cool, but it will always be dirty.

chinadaily:
” Beijing — Five officials of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) have been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes and another was suspended from duty, the Economic Observer reported on Sunday. The six officials had already been placed under shuanggui — a form of detention in which an official is asked to confess wrongdoing — for allegedly accepting bribes since last December, the report said. The scandal surfaced after a report from a drug company said Wei Liang, an official from the drug registry department of the SFDA, allegedly accepted bribes of 1.5 million yuan ($221,000).

The work of the other five officials is also related to supervising the safety of biological products. Two were from other departments of the SFDA, and three worked for the National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, an affiliated institute of the SFDA. ”

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