EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson told Chinese officials on Monday that the recent spate of product safety scandals has put the country's reputation at risk, Reuters reported. "While product safety is not a problem restricted to China, it will nevertheless be central to the global perception of China's growing weight at a manufacturer," Mandelson said, referring to recalls of Chinese-made goods ranging from toys to toothpaste. Speaking at a meeting on food safety in Beijing, he stressed that more must be done to tackle the problem, arguing that claims from Chinese officials that 99% of goods exported were safe was not good enough. Mandelson added that counterfeit goods – another of Europe's major gripes with China – only added to the safety risk. Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi, who is responsible for product safety, said she was "extremely dissatisfied" with Mandelson's remarks.