China got off the latest shot in the war over substandard imports, reporting today it had found tiny worms in wooden packaging and substandard vitamins and children’s fish oil imported from the US. Simultaneously, China unveiled a wide-ranging recall system for its own exports that requires manufacturers to stop production and sales when defects are discovered, Reuters reports.
The worms come on the heels of contaminated soybeans and sliced potatoes from the US—offering a counterpoint to a litany of US complaints in recent months about Chinese products ranging from toothpaste to toys. China also defended its own product standards to the WHO, saying global cooperation was needed to address the problem. (Read more quality control stories.)