The most recent news about Chinese food-safety violations involves misrepresenting rat meat as lamb, but the overall widespread problems prompted the country's premier to call for stricter enforcement and more severe penalties. "Perpetrators must pay such a high price that they can not afford," said Premier Li Keqiang. A recent three-month enforcement effort revealed 382 meat-related offenses, including fake or diseased meat, meat injected with water, and the use of illegal chemicals.

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