Recently, there's been an incident involving frozen berries handled in China spreading Hepatitis A in Australia.
People are responding to this by arguing for better labeling of where food products are from, so that people can choose not to buy food from "risky" countries, with the implication that the hepatitis A incident was made more likely by it being handled in China.
The infected berries, which are thought to have come from China, have angered local growers, who claim that they are being placed at a competitive disadvantage by having to comply with stringent safety and environmental standards that do not apply overseas.
Problems around food safety are particularly pervasive in China, where up to 90% of groundwater is said to be polluted.
Is food handled in China but available in Australia less safe than the same item grown and handled in Australia?