China will tighten regulation and revise standards on an extensive range of food and drugs

The State Council has recently issued national safety plans on food and drug safety for the 13th Five-year Plan period (2016-2020), calling for improved supervision and safety.

The plans require whole-process control and whole chain regulation on food and drugs, especially on source control and risk prevention.

The plans also said that no less than 300 food safety standards and about 3,050 drug safety standards must be revised during the five year period.

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