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Japan vows better screening of Chinese food

February 4, 2008

By Kyoko Hasegawa 

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan on Monday pledged to step up screening of food imports from China amid a nationwide scare over Chinese-made dumplings that left hundreds complaining of illness.

Ten people were diagnosed with pesticide poisoning after eating the frozen meat dumplings, prompting major foodmakers to recall food products manufactured at the same factory in China.
As Chinese experts held a second day of closed-door talks with Japanese officials, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda vowed to strengthen scrutiny of imports.

“This is actually a matter of national security if it is linked to the Japanese people’s lives,” Fukuda told a parliamentary committee.

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