China is one of the biggest food suppliers to the US as well as multiple other countries around the world. Food and Water Watch ( a non profit organization) claims that in 2006, 80% of the apple juice drank by US consumers was imported directly from China. Food and safety standards are typically not at the same level as those in the US. With recent food scandals, and large food and drink imports of Chinese products, it’s hard to ignore these new norms.
The combination of the way the food is manufactured with the lax regulations and laws makes importing food and drinks from China very risky.
In 2016, the head of the Chinese FDA, states the food sector in China has made progress, but there is still quite a way to go.
Until the standards are at the same level as that of the US, it’s best to avoid these 17 food items imported form China.