Latest News:  

English>>China Society

China sets major tasks for improving food safety


08:26, April 17, 2013

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- The State Council, China's cabinet, on Tuesday pinpointed major tasks for government authorities to improve food safety this year.

The State Council said in a circular posted on its website that although the general food safety situation in China has improved over the past year, the country needs to intensify efforts in the area, as food safety incidents still occur occasionally.

The government will conduct inspections and overhauls on major food safety hazards in the process of planting, breeding, slaughtering and product circulation, as well as in the catering sector.

It will also intensify the crackdown on food-related violations, boost the emergency response mechanism for food safety incidents and release related information to the public in a timely manner, the circular said.

Key tasks for this year also include improving the supervision mechanism and food-related standards, laws and regulations, according to the circular.

The country has been hit by a string of food safety scandals in recent years, particularly in 2008, when melamine-tainted baby formula caused the deaths of at least six infants and sickened 300,000 others.

Latest development of H7N9 in China[Special]

We Recommend:

Sparking youth: Life of post-1990s models

The job of building heavenly homeland

Photo story: A family infected by HIV

Roads swallowing lives in many cities of China

Fly into sky: A day of an airline captain

China's weekly story (2013.3.29-4.7)

Incredible inventions by Chinese

Dangerous moment at Drum Rickshaw Race

'Nail house' remains on C China construction site

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:WangLili、Gao Yinan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Chinese navy's warships in drill

  2. Shore-based missile regiment in drill

  3. Venezuela protesters call for full vote recount

  4. People in summer wear in east China

  5. Beijing girl infected with H7N9 recovering

  6. Smartphone users victims of scams

  7. Amazing pictures of Zhou Xun in Sweden

  8. Yunnan's umbrella spectacle

  9. Gold suffers biggest one-day drop

  10. Bird flu fears hit poultry industry

Most Popular


  1. Quick Comment: 3 meanings of Boston blasts
  2. Great wisdom needed to push Sino-US ties
  3. China Q1 'sound' despite slower growth
  4. Key lessons to improve fiscal transparency
  5. Triple blasts rock Boston, triggering fears of terror
  6. Who makes the massive immigration fraud?
  7. Overcapacity troubles Chinese economy

What’s happening in China

Living the high life

  1. Student poisoned to death; roommate suspected
  2. Chicken farmer hit hard by bird flu scare
  3. Sunbathing, a nightmare of maritime pollution
  4. Online drug deals make it tough for the police
  5. Free lunch stirred by ‘suspended’ coffee rage