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Jan. 2 – China: Committee to evaluate food safety

A new food safety law may be coming to China. China Daily explains:

The draft food safety law submitted to China’s top legislature for first review Wednesday proposes the establishment of a State-level food safety risk evaluation committee…

The draft law, to replace the existing Food Hygiene Law, also proposes a labeling system making food producers responsible for statements about ingredients, additives, expiration dates and functions on user manuals and packages. A recall system and a food safety information release system are also proposed.

In addition, the draft law seeks to impose strict examinations on food imports and exports…

“We expect the next government, to be in power next March, to make some concrete changes in reforming the system.”

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