Food quality laws to be strengthened
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.