Monday, September 22, 2008

Over 50,000 Chinese Kids Sick from Poisoned Milk

Secretary of Health & Human Services Mike Leavitt spoke to Chinese product quality last fall in his Ask the White House session. It is timely to revisit his words in light of Chinese milk sickening over 50,000 children. Some 13,000 are hospitalized, with 104 in serious condition. Mike Leavitt said:

"With these agreements (food, feed drugs and medical devices) in place, much of the work of ensuring product safety will be done by the Chinese, who have every interest in meeting our standards."

I can't imagine substituting Chinese entrepreneurs like Americans more than their children. Neither Chinese nor American leaders give a hoot about quality, and it shows.