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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 5.14.13

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Rat Meat Sold as Lamb in China

Chinese authorities carry out nationwide food safety crackdown

The Chinese government has arrested 904 people in a crackdown on food safety violators, according to news reports. Those arrested include 63 people involved in an operation that bought rat, mink, fox, and other meat that had not been tested for quality and safety, added gelatin, nitrates and pigment, and sold it as lamb, the Associated Press and other news outlets reported.

FDA Spares Food Inspections from Sequester Chopping Block

Industry relieved that earlier warnings of eliminating thousands of inspections will not take place

Pulling back from an April 25 report that as many as 2,100 food inspections—or approximately 18% of the total conducted by the agency—would be eliminated this year as a result of the government sequester, FDA officials announced on May 5 that it would reconfigure its budget to avoid reducing inspections.

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