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China's food and drug situation unsatisfactory, admits drug watchdog
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12:16, July 10, 2007

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The Chinese government on Tuesday acknowledged that the country's food and drug safety situation was unsatisfactory and supervision needed to be strengthened.

"As a developing country, China's food and drug supervision work began late and its foundations are weak. Therefore, the food and drug safety situation is not something we can be optimistic about," said Yan Jiangying, spokeswoman for the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA).

Yan said the Chinese government had laid out a five-year plan to tighten the supervision of food and drug products to "significantly reduce the number of incidents caused by substandard food or drug products" by 2010.

The government has come under great pressure to revamp the country's food and drug safety system following a series of controversies caused by shoddy products and several bribery scandals involving high-ranking SFDA officials.

Source: Xinhua

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