Saturday, May 24, 2008

Beware of dangerous foreign food

It could be a threat to the health of the public. Inspectors are not doing enough to protect us:

The agriculture ministry and the health ministry have conducted appallingly slipshod safety inspections of imported food, putting consumers' health at risk, officials of the internal affairs ministry said Friday.

In some inspections, quarantine inspectors tested samples chosen by the importers themselves. Other inspections did not cover the required number of samples.

Those inspections, the officials said, cannot be regarded as fair or trustworthy. Asahi Shimbun.

Luckily for us, we can trust domestic food as as there is absolutely no evidence of any company falsifying expiration dates, mislabeling it, reselling used food as new, or anything else, and it must be because of the strict domestic inspection system as well as the natural purity of all things Japanese.

Them thar damned sneaky foreigners need to be carefully watched by someone.

(Could there be hope? Could this be real or would a new Consumer Affairs agency end up like other agencies---putting government and industry interests above that of consumers? Let me guess.....)

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