“Yang” food no longer safe? : Major U.S. food producers are headlining in China’s latest food safety turmoil


Chinese food manufactures have been involved in a series of food safety incidents in the past few years, including the Melamine-tainted infant formula case in 2008 and the alleged production of toxic chicken jerky treats that injured or killed thousands of American pets. As a result, people are turning to “Yang” food, a Chinese term for foreign-brand food. Despite much higher prices than their Chinese counterparts, these food products are increasingly welcomed in Chinese families due to their good safety record. But what happened this past month might have changed Chinese people’s idea about “Yang” food.


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