I think we agree that we should be able to insure that what we buy is safe, but we disagree as to how it should be done. If China is sending us crap regulate imports. I don't feel you have to regulate the locals selling to locals that have not had a problem, just because a some other country is sending in junk.
I feel education is better than regulation. In food service we must have a person on staff at all times who has completed the Serv-safe certification. I sent and paid for 4 employees, my wife and myself. The class was good, but being that our government was involved it came down to the fee was the important part. It's purpose was education....if you got 60% on the test you were certified (that means you got 40% wrong). We all did much better than that, but (and I went around with the state on this) they could not tell you what you got wrong. I was told it is a certified test and we cannot tell you the answers (it was multiple choice, if I got one wrong I want to correct it in my own mind...the purpose was education wasn't it??) So the person preparing your food, in your favorite restaurant, could have had 40% wrong in handling food properly class and and the state cannot tell them what they did not understand. The book had the questions on one page and the answers on the next, the test was multiple choice and tests were not all in the same order so where is the harm in telling someone what questions they had wrong so they can better understand food safty??
I don't want to rant here, it's just when we get government REGULATIONS they don't fix anyting, they just make doing anything a hassle and then they collect a fee (the important part). Educate beekeepers on proper handling of honey, all these regulations will discourage many from even keeping bees, giving those imports a bigger market.