After a new food safety law only vaguely increased food safety regulations in China, a new scandal involving nearly 1,000 suspects is rocking the country. The Chinese Ministry of Public Security has announced that rat and fox meat has been fraudulently sold as lamb. Speaking of the country's recently food safety troubles, supreme court judge Pei Xianding said,
"We cannot tolerate it any longer. We must punish the criminals severely, or we cannot answer to our people."