China’s Food Safety Efforts

In the wake of the widespread melamine contamination of infant formula and other milk-based products, China has further increased its food safety efforts. According to China Daily, the Chinese government announced in November that it will form food safety committees, each dedicated to one of three areas: risk analysis, new standards and food-science studies. The government also plans to create two food-monitoring networks to oversee food production, distribution and consumption. The country also plans to reform its dairy industry, which will include the new quality standards, regulations for milk collection and tracking mechanisms. The country also launched a four-month effort to address food contamination and the excessive use of food additives.

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