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Fatalities Associated with Ingestion of Diethylene Glycol-Contaminated Glycerin Used to Manufacture Acetaminophen Syrup -- Haiti, November 1995-June 1996, MMWR, August 02, 1996 / 45(30);649-650.

Chinese Imports Highlight Woeful State of Consumer Safety.

International Herald Tribune on food safety in China.

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American Association of Poison Control Centers, phone 800 222 1222.

1 Tainted Chinese Imports Common, Rick Weiss, Washington Post, May 20, 2007.

2 Panama agency's prepared 'medicine' has deadly effects; An antifreeze element mistakenly put in cough syrup is blamed for dozens of confirmed fatalities. Twelve people have been arrested, Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2007.

3 The Washington Post, July 6, 2007, Suburban Edition, INTERNATIONAL BRIEFING.

4 U.S.-China Trade Gap Hits New Record, JOSEPH KAHN, The New York Times, July 10, 2007.

5 The Haitian Diethylene Glycol Poisoning Tragedy: A Dark Wood Revisited, Alan D. Woolf, JAMA. 1998;279:1215-1216.

6 Tainted drugs, Chinese intransigence; How trail ran cold for a U.S. inquiry into Haiti deaths, Walt Bogdanich - The New York Times Media Group, June 18, 2007.

7 Another scare hits faith in Chinese exports, by GEOFF DYER, Financial Times (London, England), June 29, 2007.

8 Filler in Animal Feed Is Open Secret in China, DAVID BARBOZA and ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO, April 30, 2007, The New York Times.

9 Three antibiotics-tainted fish from China are put on hold, ANDREW BRIDGES, ASSOCIATED PRESS, The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), June 29, 2007.

10 Chinese regulators find rampant abuses in food industry, David Barboza, International Herald Tribune, June 27, 2007.

11 Chinese Goods Face More Tests By U.S. Firms, NELSON D. SCHWARTZ, The New York Times, July 1, 2007.

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