Visit any health food store and scan the labels on different meal replacement drinks. The majority of those ingredients? They hail from China, Egypt, and India, countries that historically lack transparency with truth in ingredients.
For instance, think back to the pet food scandal of 2007, in which the kidney failure of many animals led U.S. authorities to recall hundreds of pet products made in China for containing compounds that falsify the volume and/or concentration of protein content (eg melamine, cyanuric acid, ammeline and ammelide). Likewise, the USDA detained vegetable proteins from China to prevent their