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UN, Wal-Mart Seek Action Amid China Safety Concerns

Law360 (October 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In light of a series of safety scares over Chinese goods, the United Nations has urged the country to overhaul its food review system, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s top retailer, has issued stricter product quality standards for suppliers.

China, which is scrambling to contain a contaminated milk scandal, has battled a rash of other problems over food and product safety involving toys, toothpaste, pet food, dumplings and cribs.

In the most recent case, thousands of children in China became sick and at least four...
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