China tightens food safety

I might be having a deja vu but I thought China already has strict melamine testing rules implemented following the melamine tainted pet food and toothpaste scandals last year?

According to ICIS news (subscription required), the Chinese government is proposing new standards to focus on melamine testing following this year’s melamine-tainted dairy products scandal. Since September, several milk products in China were found to be tainted with melamine, an industrial chemical used in plastics and adhesives. Recalls were made around the world for dairy products contained with Chinese milk.

China is also expected to implement strong measures in managing the country’s dairy supply chain from producers to distributors.

New laws and standards concerning China’s dairy industry is expected to be implemented next year in October, according to the New York Times.

Ummm…October 2009?? Shouldn’t they make haste in implementing stricter rules to avoid further contamination in their dairy products??
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