By Dan Shapley
U.S. importers share the blame for the recent tainted food scandals, Chinese officials say, because they seek the cheapest products regardless of quality. That, at least, is the Chinese government and industry response to growing concerns that Chinese products fail to meet basic safety standards. The list of tainted products showing up overseas grew yesterday, when Chinese frozen fish products, labeled as monk fish, was found to contain puffer fish. Puffer fish have a natural deadly poison that makes them ill suited for eating, and the sickening of two people in Chicago led to the latest recall, according to a story in the May 25 USA Today.