The announcement of the death of Mr. Zheng coincides with the introduction of new stricter regulations. SFDA now compile a blacklist of companies that would bend no specific standards. It is also expected reaction time and faster product recalls in the event of disability..
This reaction of the authorities responding to a series of bad publicity for Chinese products, which began with the discovery of melamine chemical dog food exported. Then like a bad soap black tubes of toothpaste already sent to the Dominican Republic, Panama and Australia have been blocked by U.S. Customs because of the presence of diethylene glycol, a chemical used in antifreeze. Chinese imports of fish have also been singled out by U.S. health services.
But China itself is affected primarily by the disabilities of the control system. Thus, almost one third of the 450,000 Chinese food producers could not license to do their job, according to the weekly Outlook Weekly. And 60% of them have not completed the certification tests or can not afford to do so. Moreover, a large amount of pesticides classified too dangerous are still used in Chinese fields.
The food is not the only one affected by these problems of security control. According to a report released by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, nearly 20% of toys sold on the Chinese market does not conform to international standards and nearly 10 000 children each year are injured by defective toys or poorly designed in China, yet world’s largest producer sector.