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With the onset of globalization and the increasing movement of goods from one country to another within various regions through complex supply chains, it is difficult to assess how products are used and what risks they pose to consumers in different environments, cultures, weather/climates, languages and regulatory settings. Often safety incidents go unreported until they affect the health and safety of a large population of consumers or vulnerable groups.

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China's Corrupt Food Chain

New York Times - By YANZHONG HUANG
Published: August 17, 2012

An April report by China’s national broadcaster CCTV detailed the manufacturing process followed by 16 companies that sell preserved fruit. It made the meat-packing methods described by Upton Sinclair in “The Jungle” a century ago seem pale by comparison.

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For Buckyballs Toys, Child Safety Is a Growing Issue

New York Times: By ANDREW MARTIN
Published: August 16, 2012

Three years ago, two pals from Brooklyn came up with the idea of creating a desktop toy out of powerful magnets. Their creation, Buckyballs, became an instant hit. And by this year, the two — Craig Zucker and Jake Bronstein — had expected annual sales to reach about $25 million. But their business plan has hit a major, unanticipated snag.

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ISO NEWS: Conformity assessment for standards writers – do's and don'ts

Conformity assessment for standards writers – do's and don'ts

ISO has just published a new brochure, Conformity assessment for standards writers – do's and don'ts.

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NYT: F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups

By SABRINA TAVERNISE - Published: July 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that baby bottles and children’s drinking cups could no longer contain bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging.

 
NYT: Cargill Recalls Ground Beef After Link to Salmonella

By STEPHANIE STROM Published: July 23, 2012

A unit of the giant agribusiness Cargill is recalling about 29,300 pounds of ground beef produced in late May, after it was linked to several cases of salmonella poisoning last month. So far, the only retailer known to have sold the contaminated beef is Hannaford Supermarkets, which operates about 180 grocery stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.

 
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