Improving food standards

The National Health and Family Planning Commission has revealed its intention to clean up and consolidate nearly 5,000 food safety standards and formulate or revise 300 national standards.

Compounding the difficulties, people’s rising living standards have prompted them to pay more attention to food safety and there is growing pressure on the authorities to intensify their supervision.

The country’s law on food safety adopted 28 years ago no longer meets the needs of the times after the tremendous changes that have occurred since then. The law’s amendment remains a pressing task, as is revision of the country’s food safety standards enforcement system.

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