Apr 27, 2004, 7:36 AM
Post #9 of 10
In today’s issue of the 6 part Lead in Mexican Candy report:
Re: [jennifer rose] Leaded and Unleaded Candy
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The Orange County Register (California) focused on candy production and candy wrappers. A lot of this happens in Michoacan. Tomorrows issue promises to be on pottery in its relationship to candy. I hope this provides a lot of information that logically extends beyond candy.
To his credit, the Governor of Michoacán took a less informal stance on the peoples' public health implying that all people, including Mexicans, deserve the benefit of the same quality standards enjoyed in my country (USA). That is, if I am reading him correctly. He seems even to be implying not only that candy should not be made in leaded and unleaded versions, but that other products should meet common (higher) standards. I am making this up when I say “higher”; I simply assumed that he means the higher standard and not the lower standard of the two countries when he says “the same quality standards”. I made that assumption based on my romantic feelings that he has the Mexican peoples' best interest at heart, as did his father and grandfather before him. I could be daft.
Here are the words as they appeared on my computer:
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
The Register asked stakeholders for their ideas about how to solve the problem of lead in candy.
Q: How can all candy be made to one standard?
LAZARO CARDENAS BATEL
Governor of Michoacán, one of the biggest candy-producing states in Mexico
A: First of all, that is ethically very wrong. In addition, Mexico and the U.S. have a commercial treaty and should use it as a basis for creating the same quality standards for products sold on both sides of the border.
(This post was edited by TomG on Apr 27, 2004, 7:38 AM)