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[...] ANGLAIS China not sole source of dubious food Black pepper with salmonella from India. Crabmeat from Mexico that is too filthy to eat. Candy from Denmark that is mislabelled. At a time when Chinese imports are under fire for being contaminated or defective, US records suggest that China is not the only country that has problems with its exports. In fact, US inspectors have stopped more food shipments from India and Mexico in the last year than they have from China, an analysis of data maintained by the Food and Drug Administration shows. [...]
[...] Nancy Childs, a professor of food marketing at St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, said the quality problems were an inevitable result of companies pursuing the cheapest possible products. As long as we are pushing for the lowest price all the time, driving our supply chain, you get more efficient she said. But at a certain point there is no more efficiency and you sacrifice quality Childs added that countries that produce the cheapest products often have little regulation and lackluster enforcement. [...]
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