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U.S. Product Recalls Prompt Some Shutdowns in China

1:24 PM MDT | September 14, 2007 | Kate Phillips

U.S. recalls of products containing counterfeit ingredients from China in the past six months have raised concerns over the safety and quality of imports from the region. Chinese officials have responded by closing certain factories that it says made the “problem products.” The contamination issues came to the public’s attention last year with the discovery that a Chinese factory had substituted diethylene glycol (DEG) for glycerin in cough syrup sold in Panama, which resulted in the deaths of more than 40 people. That was quickly followed by...

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