Apparently, China is beginning to take its own food safety a bit more seriously. According to Food Safety News, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration has published a blacklist of individuals no longer permitted to work in the food industry there. These are lifetime bans. The individuals in question also received jail terms of a few years.
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Food safety is a grave concern facing our nation today. Few things could have more primacy than what we put into our bodies. It is therefore disheartening to note how much food we import each year, and how much of it comes in with the most cursory of inspections, or with no scrutiny at all.
Amid the talk of Net Neutrality, a Constitutional Amendment, and lingering joblessness, another important issue demands attention: food safety.
Fish is supposed to be one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It is generally lean, nutrient rich, and contains valuable omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to have numerous health benefits. Unfortunately our seafood often contains many things that are less desirable. The U.S. imports an astonishing 91 percent of our seafood and, unbeknownst to many Americans, much of this seafood is contaminated with antibiotics and toxic chemicals. We can’t inspect this food for contaminants because we cannot afford the necessary number of FDA inspectors to do the job. This problem needs to be fixed, and fast!