Recent buzz around the Chinese tainted milk suggests that you can eat safely as long as your food was not produced in China.
But let's be realistic and see that China is under the spotlight because the country provides most of the world's goods nowadays (although less than 1% is food), and because it's always more frightening and impressing when China is concerned.
Indeed, not less scary food-related accidents happened and keep happening in Europe or America too. Take last year for instance: some Canadian meat caused the death of 15 people just a few days before the tainted milk scandal due to a Listeria bacteria outbreak, Italian mozzarella cheese was recalled for containing potentially cancer-causing dioxins, and American chocolate was found to contain Quinoline Yellow, a food colorant banned in some countries as it may cause dermatitis, provoke hyperactivity and reduce intelligence at children.
A media coverage trend quite convenient for Western countries, who can thank China for letting them keep "their" scandals discrete...