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Getting too serious about food safety?

China food boss sentenced to death

The former head of China’s food and drug safety regulatory body has been sentenced to death for corruption. Zheng Xiaoyu was convicted by a court in Beijing on charges of taking bribes and dereliction of duty, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. On the same day officials have announced a series of measures for recalling unsafe food products. The news comes as China’s leaders grapple with the fallout from a string of health alerts over toxins in food and other products.

I wonder if the CEO’s of companies who poison and kill thier customers here in the United Sates are thanking their lucky stars that their parents were not born in China.