China’s top quality watchdog has done it again, protecting us from substandard food products that foreign mercenaries are trying to put in our mouths. Mineral water from Evian and Volvic have been named among 420 imported food and cosmetic items that failed quality inspection tests on entry into China:
Excessive nitrite, which may increase cancer risks, was detected in Evian and Volvic water, according to a report by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
Other problems involved more than 27 tons of salmonella-tainted pork from Denmark for China’s largest meat processor Shuanghui Group, posing a huge risk of food poisoning, it said.
None of the affected products made it to the Chinese market as they were either shipped back to exporters or destroyed, or converted for other uses, the authority said.
Now if only they would do a better job protecting us from locally-produced food too.