Chinese oversight of US sources of apple juice in the global supply chain

An article in the wall street journal (Nov 4,2011) states that 72 % of US apple juice is sourced from China, and is part of over $3.2 billion in food imports. But concerns about food quality has caused the US FDA to work with Chinese regulators to prevent contamination rather than inspection to ensure quality. This would entail supplier certification and tracking in China and sharing of quality databy US regulators.  Will incentives for tracking and monitoring for chinese regulators be sufficient to ensure food safety for US consumers? Should responsibility for quali assurance be retained by Us FDA? In the presence of long supply chains that aggregate sources, how will complaince across the chain be ensured ?

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