On June 1, China’s new Food Safety Law took effect, replacing the Food Hygiene Law. The law implements stricter standards and supervision for food safety, as well as aims to improve government efficiency. The Ministry of Health, the lead regulator, has drafted three supplemental regulations for standards, new products and safety risks. To monitor standards and risk control, two expert panels will be formed. In addition, a national risk control center will be created to address increased safety evaluations, toxic-ingredient detection and risk precaution. The Ministry of Agriculture is preparing rules for feed, feed additives, pesticides and animal quarantines.

Source: China Daily

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