Food safety incidents in China have received increased international media scrutiny following the reform and opening of the country, and its joining the World Trade Organization. Urban areas have become more aware of food safety as their incomes rise. Food safety agencies in China have overlapping duties. In , several small producers of Jinhua hams from Jinhua , Zhejiang operated out of season and produced hams during warmer months, treating their hams with pesticides to prevent spoilage and insect infestation. In April, at least 13 babies in Fuyang, Anhui , and 50—60 more in rural areas of Anhui died of malnourishment from ingesting fake powdered milk.
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South Korea banned imports of all marine products from Fukushima and seven other Japanese prefectures in The country did so because of concern over radioactive contamination of seafood following the nuclear accident. South Korea appealed that decision. The ruling by the WTO appellate body overturns the lower panel's decision. In a report on April 12th, the WTO cited several errors in the previous investigation. Since the appellate body is the highest authority for dispute settlement at the WTO, the ruling is final.
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Japan Data. Japan produces around 9 million tons of plastic waste each year, of which about 1. For many years, China imported and recycled plastic waste discarded by wealthier nations as a cheap alternative to making plastic from oil. However, the waste is often of too low a quality to be recycled due to contamination with other types of waste or with food or drink. In , the Chinese government made a surprise announcement that it would be banning imports of plastic waste.