China’s regulatory standards chief guaranteed to update and boost enforcement of food safety rules as the country faces intense international pressure for exporting unsafe products from toothpaste to pet food ingredients.
The backlash against tainted Chinese exports has forced the
government onto the offensive. It recently highlighted at least four American
products as unsafe or not up to Chinese safety standards. At the same time,
safety officials have urged better surveillance at all levels and promised to
set up a food recall system, the country’s first, by year’s end.
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