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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

China prosecutors link food-safety, graft

Prosecutors will clamp down on corruption and dereliction of duty linked to food safety issues, China’s Supreme People’s Prosecutor (SPP) said at a press conference.
 
Statistics released by the SPP show that between 2011 and 2013, roughly 10,100 people were prosecuted for producing and selling substandard or poisonous food.… Continue Reading

China pharmas hit by safety scandals

Gutter oil, or cooking oil repurposed from kitchen refuse, is so toxic that manufacturing and selling it are crimes punishable by death in China.
 
Last month, state media reported pharmaceutical companies had been called upon to investigate their suppliers following claims that some companies had used gutter oil in the manufacturing process for antibiotics.… Continue Reading