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The New York Times reported that the Chinese government is introducing “an array of production standards to improve safety and guard against the use of illegal veterinary drugs,” and that “the new standards would cover 100 categories, everything from breeding fish and seafood products to disease prevention and drug controls.”

The announcements came after a year in which a wide range of allegations have been made against China’s safety procedures, the most recent being that certain kinds of seafood – such as tilapia and shrimp – were being raised in highly polluted ponds and then being fed heavy doses of antibiotics to keep them alive.

KC's View:
Not convinced. It’ll take a lot more than a government pronouncement to convince me that Chinese seafood can be safely consumed.