Shanghai seeks more video cameras in food plants
Shanghai will expand a pilot program to monitor key food producers through video surveillance.
The city will ask “high-risk” food manufacturing companies or organizations to install more surveillance cameras in their key departments, such as those producing or processing meat, infant products, dairy, school canteens and large-scale food delivery services, according to the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration.
The measure comes after Shanghai Husi Food, owned by the Chinese arm of US food giant OSI Group, was found to have supplied expired meat to fast-food companies in Shanghai and restaurants as far away as Beijing and the provinces of Liaoning, Henan, Sichuan and Shandong.
Since April, the city has helped install video surveillance at four baby-formula producers and at all fast-food companies with a daily delivery capability of 300,000 portions at their warehouses and workshops where feeding, cooking or cleaning are done.