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2013-09-30 China's Food Safety Law Amendment
   2013-11-01 16:33:46    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Qian Shanming

The lack of food safety has been an enduring scourge in China. Despite huge efforts by the authorities over the years to improve its food safety record, the country has never been short of scandals, which range from contaminated baby formula to toxic rice.

China's Food Safety Law, passed in 2009, has been well designed in terms of curbing food safety issues. However, given China's rapidly expanding, immense, sometimes intractable, food production and supply chain, along with the streamlining of food-safety related government organs at the beginning of this year, the law is no longer fully relevant.

China's Food and Drug Administration has solicited opinions online for an amendment to China's Food Safety Law. It is widely expected that the law will undergo a major revision later this year.

So what changes shall be brought to China's existing Food Safety Law? How can China improve on the laws' enforcement?

Ni Hao, you're listening to   People In the Know, bringing you insights into the headlines in China, and around the World. I'm Zheng Chenguang in Beijing.

We speak to Professor Michiel Keyzer, Director of the Center for World Food Studies at Amsterdam's Vrije University and Dr. Ka-Sing Leung, Visiting Associate Professor, department of applied biology and chemical technology, of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 
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