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Japan Steps Up Quality Efforts in China Following Gyoza Scare

March 3rd, 2008

Japan Tobacco is establishing a quality control center in China, which will provide frequent checks of food suppliers there. Japan Tobacco imports about US$100 million worth of frozen product from China each year. For those who don’t know what this is about, a shipment of frozen gyoza from China to Japan was found to contain pesticides, and a joint investigation could not find the source of the contamination. Japan is going as far as to take inspectors onto the farms where the produce is grown.

If that’s what it takes…

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