Some tainted meats are causing a big commotion in Japan. The New York Times writes that nearly two hundred people have claimed to be ill after eating frozen foods from China, particularly gyoza. The Times wonders “how thousands of tons of contaminated meat products were allowed into Japan, which is supposed to have some of the world’s toughest checks on imported food.”
According to this article, it is a two sided problem. The producer of the gyoza dumplings, Tianyang Food Processing, has been operating with an exemption from export quartantine since 2003.
That’s scary stuff for Japan, a country that imports more than half of its food supply.