Food qual­ity laws to be strength­ened

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

China’s food qual­ity watchdog is set to fur­ther strengthen the reg­u­la­tion of im­ported foods fol­low­ing a se­ries of food safety scan­dals.

Lin Wei, di­rec­tor of the Im­ported Food Safety Bureau of the Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Qual­ity Su­per­vi­sion, In­spec­tion and Quar­an­tine, re­vealed the ini­tia­tive at the open­ing cer­e­mony of this week’s 2015 Na­tional Food Safety Aware­ness Week.

“The ad­min­is­tra­tion will fur­ther im­prove safety reg­u­la­tion of im­ported food by set­ting up risk man­age­ment and as­sess­ment sys­tems and im­prov­ing a whole-process sur­veil­lance mech­a­nism,” he said.

A sur­vey by the China Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion in March found that nearly 75 per­cent of re­spon­dents didn’t have any or enough con­fi­dence in do­mes­tic food safety.

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