On June 28, 2007, the us announced a broader import control on farm-raised fish imported from China. The us Food and Drug Administration (fda) will now check if shipments are free of residues of drugs
used in farm-raised aquatic animals that were banned in the country.
"We're taking this strong step because of current and continuing evidence that certain imported Chinese aquaculture products coming into the us contain illegal substances," said David Acheson, fda assistant commissioner for food protection.
Due to increasing cases of contaminated food from China, from pet food to lead-painted toys, there have been many recalls. This may tarnish the 'Made in China' label and intensify calls for trade protection in the us."Quality is one thing, safety is a different matter," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank in Chicago.
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