Food Safety in Rural Areas to Be Scrutinized – Xinhua

If you google the Chinese key words ” food safety”, 12,200,000 web links appear. There are also lots of food safety sites, such as National Food Safety, Beijing Food Safety, Guangzhou Safety, Zhejiang Food Safety and so on. However, there’s no rural food safety net. More work needs to be done about the rural food safety, from Xinhua.

China will launch a nationwide inspection on food safety in its rural areas and urban-rural conjunctive regions, according to a notice released by China’s food and drug watchdog on Friday.

As a part of a four-month nationwide campaign to improve the quality of goods and food safety in China, the special inspection will target “small-sized food companies, workshops and restaurants in rural areas,” in an effort to eradicate hidden dangers of food accidents, the notice said. [Full Text]

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September 1, 2007 9:23 PM
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