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Public shows big appetite for food safety app

(China Daily)

09:51, May 31, 2012

Call it food safety to take away.

A new application available for download is topping the medical category of the App Store soon after its release.

The China Survival Manual contains information on thousands of food safety scandals and updated warnings under 12 categories including health and nutrition, dairy and beverages.

It has been downloaded more than 200,000 times since its release on May 24, according to Shen Xi, a media relations staff at Kingsoft, developer of the application.

"It is high time we compiled information pertaining to food security scandals and inform the public of the potential hazard," she said. "However, the most important thing is to provide solutions to the public when a new scandal is exposed."

Chen Junshi, a food safety expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said the skyrocketing popularity of the food safety application has to some extent reflected the seriousness of the issue in China at the moment.

"People are getting more concerned over whether the food they eat every day is safe," he said.

It is the first time Kingsoft has come up with an application related to food security.

"It is very informative and the warnings of potential food safety questions are always timely," said Ye Xiaowen, 25, who works in Tianjin and just downloaded the application two days ago.

"However, it seems to me that the company is trying to hype itself while food safety issues are plaguing the country," Ye said.

In response, Shen said the company invented the application to prevent people from falling prey to the hazardous food they consume.


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