Latest China Food Scare: Don't Eat Pickled Vegetables

Excerpt:  With hundreds now dead in Panama as a result of poisons in Chinese-made toothpaste, the translation of a shocking Chinese report on food safety on the mainland is not likely to ease growing consumer concerns in the U.S. and Europe over imports from the Communist country.The report, authored by Zhou Qing and titled "What Kind of God: A Survey of the Current Safety of China's Food," a finalist for the 2006 international Ulysses Award, reveals widespread use of toxic chemicals in the preparation of food meant even for domestic consumption. Pickled vegetables have long been one of the most popular snack foods in China. However, according to Zhou, they now "strike terror in people's hearts."

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