Chinese Agriculture Minister, Sun Zhengcai, has set his goals on improving
the monitoring of food products at production sites and in supermarkets.
The focus will be on veterinary products, pesticides, fertilizers and feed
additives, which are banned or limited in application.
Recent incidences of food safety issues in China
included turbot and mandarin fish, and hens and ducks that were given
cancer-inducing Sudan Red dye to impart red colour to their egg yolks. A report
by Asian Development
Bank therefore criticized the food safety supervision system of China.
The report stated that unsafe food is a threat to public health and
would also influence the farmers income and China's trade position. It informed
that the State Administration of Food and Medicine of China should made huge
efforts to improve the food safety regulation and monitoring. The Chinese
Agriculture Minister, Sun Zhengcai recognized the problem and now has made his
first efforts to improve the situation.To subscribe to the free
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