Coping with 'Made in China' Scandals

When access to China became a reality, international enterprises with famous brands lined up to take advantage of the resources and market China had to offer. Doing business in and with China allowed many of these companies to expand their businesses and increase their profits to unprecedented levels. This growth and expansion came at considerable cost for some. Issues with the quality and safety of some Chinese products and ingredients have impacted the profits and the goodwill of brands that had taken decades to build. Companies like Mattel (MAT), Nestlé, Procter & Gamble (PG), and Mars have already realized such an impact as a result of lead contamination in "Made in China" toys and melamine contamination in Chinese-made pet food and milk products.

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