China's new food safety law comes into force

Monday 1 June 2009

Chinese authorities have said its new food safety law, which comes into effect today, will help prevent the food contamination incidents that have caused so much damage to the reputation of its domestic producers.

The legislation aims to toughen up the country’s food monitoring network by imposing more stringent standards, stricter supervision and a recall system for tainted or substandard products. The government has also pledged offenders will face severe punishment.

The Ministry of Health, which will coordinate the law’s implementation, has drafted several extra regulations on food standards, the control of food risks and the management of new products.

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