"We have established a sound food safety system," she said. "The standards for the Olympic Games are much more strict than international standards. We can guarantee the food safety during the olympic Games."
The announcement was made after China was accused of lax oversight following a series of revelations of tainted food from China that resulted in numerous countries imposing bans.
Those scandals included pesticide-tainted Chinese-made dumplings that sickened hundreds of people in Japan,
pet food containing a toxic chemical that sickened or killed thousands of dogs and cats in the United States,
antifreeze-tainted toothpaste and fish import bans over chemical-contaminated fish feed.
Toxic Toothpaste Made in China Is Found in U.S. - New York Times --- Jun 2, 2007 ... Consumers were advised yesterday to discard all toothpaste made in China ...