China to Introduce Food Recall Framework – George Reynolds

Since the recent scandal of tainted food, toy, and medicine exports, the Chinese government has taken initiative to create a system of food recall to ensure greater safety. The question remains whether officials can effectively impose such a system considering its costliness as well as the tendency of some producers to skirt rules and cut corners. From

A food recall framework to tackle unsafe and unapproved products in China is expected to take shape by the end of the year.

The China State Food and Drug Administration will introduce a set of draft rules and procedures requiring companies to trace and collect food products that pose health risks.

The recall proposals, the first of their kind in China, are part of an offensive intended to improve the safety of Chinese food, but will impose extra burdens and costs on manufacturers intending to operate in the country. [Full text]


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