China Implements New Food Safety Law

July 2, 2009

Food producers in China are now operating under closer scrutiny due to new quality control and safety regulations, reports European Advisory Services (EAS; Brussels).

Food producers in China are now operating under closer scrutiny due to new quality control and safety regulations, reports European Advisory Services (EAS; Brussels). New legislation applied last month includes a range of regulation procedures including new monitoring and reporting processes, stricter inspections and a “farm-to-fork” approach for overseeing all chains of production in the food industry.

In the wake of recent food scares in China, this new oversight aims to act as increased liability for food producers.

“There have been a series of food safety scandals in recent years in China that have seriously undermined consumer confidence, and the new law aims to restore confidence from domestic consumers and international trade partners on the safety of the food products made in China,” said EAS Asia advisor Jie Hu. “The development of the law is a significant step, and improving food safety issues in China will be a long-term process.”