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News last update:6 Aug 2012

China to clean up feed and food scares

China's main focus at the moment is to fix their image of being a low quality supplier of meat, seafood, vegetables and raw materials.

Inspections of pork production are being intensified and China's quality watchdog on Friday introduced a recall system for unsafe food products and toys to improve product safety.

Minister of Agriculture Sun Zhengcai said consumers had no reason to fear eating most of the nation's farm produce. "Judging from monitoring, the acceptability rate of China's agricultural products is higher than it's ever been," he said in an interview published by the official People's Daily on Monday.

Feed additives
Sun promised stiff action against farmers and producers who used banned chemicals to boost yields and profits. "This crackdown campaign will be no mere formality," Sun said.

Among targeted practices will be use of chloramphenicol, malachite green and other potentially toxic banned chemicals in raising seafood.
Sun also promised an offensive against banned additives in animal feed and pet food.

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