According to the war-mongering, BS-spewing, penis-tower-dwelling State rag, People’s Daily, Chinese officials are blacklisting producers of illicit food and cosmetics, aka keeping critics at bay with another decoy measure/false promise that prevents anybody from actually having to look into the problem:
Information on producers who “have seriously violated laws and regulations concerning food, drugs, medical appliances and cosmetics management and received administrative penalties” will be made public through government websites, says the draft regulation, which was issued by the China Food and Drug Administration.
The draft, published at www.chinalaw.gov.cn of the State Council Legislative Affairs Office, will be open to public comments until Jan. 10, 2014.
Food producers who have used raw materials, additives and related products that cannot meet food safety standards, or added drugs into food, among other serious cases, will be ordered to stop production, have their licenses revoked and be blacklisted, according to the regulation.
Sprinkle in a couple purposefully vague, but authoritative expressions like “watchdogs are looking into…,” “violators will be dealt with accordingly…,” and “tightening security…” and you’ve got a complete decoy measure.
Either that or the measure will be real but completely ineffective as in years past.
Now we seriously hope we’re wrong and look like complete idiots come January 10. It might seem hard to believe, but we don’t get a schadenfreude high every time a food safety measure dies face down in the muck. We live here too!
But judging by the track record of both People’s Daily and health officials, we’re gonna take this one with a giant grain of MSG.
By Nick Peregrine