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China Cracks Down on Food and Drug Safety

5:33 AM MDT | August 31, 2012 | —Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government announced on August 23 that the police have resolved 185,000 criminal cases in the past year as part of a crackdown on substandard food and drugs. A total of 147,000 underground facilities, which had manufactured and traded inferior food and drugs, have been shut since August 2011, the government says. The government says that the investigations will continue. Food and drug quality has been a major concern in China following a series of scandals in recent years, prompting increased government oversight. Chinese authorities last June...

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