Fractured supply lines hinder food safety in China: leading food producer

08:44, June 14, 2011      

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A salient reason for China's current food safety crisis is fractured supply lines between the agricultural sector and food manufacturers, said head of China's leading food producer on Monday.

There is insufficient coordination between enterprises in the upper and lower links of the supply chain, said Yu Xubo, president of China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), China's leading food manufacturer.

DEHP contamination is the latest food safety scandal to hit China. DEHP is plasticizer that may cause hormonal malfunctions in children if consumed in large doses.

A COFCO survey of 95,191 interviewees shows 90.3 percent of Chinese are not satisfied with the country's current level of food safety.

Source: Xinhua
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