(Foreign) Food For Thought: Risks From Chinese Imports

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EST) -- China's role in the production of America's food supply has been receiving increased scrutiny with in-depth documentaries investigating America's food sources and congressional debates over a Chinese company's potential acquisition of America's largest pork producer.

China is the third largest agricultural importer into the United States, but regularly tops U.S. headlines for widespread food contamination issues.[1] Not too surprisingly, plaintiffs' attorneys have also been focusing attention on purported food safety issues involving Chinese imports, and these imports appear to be the target of a growing litigation trend. Chinese suppliers and their American sellers are currently defending against several class actions based...

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