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Some skeptical of China's new food safety law

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posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:56 AM
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Some skeptical of China's new food safety law


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By Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY

BEIJING — Following recent tainted milk and pet food scandals that damaged the "Made in China" brand worldwide, some Chinese experts and consumers are worried that the country's first food safety law may not be enough to prevent a repeat.
The new law, which China's legislature passed Saturday, toughens penalties against makers of tainted food. It also establishes a Cabinet-level food safety commission to improve monitoring, beef up safety standards, and recall substandard products.

Wu Yongning, deputy director of China's National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, said the new law is a lost opportunity to create a single, powerful body — akin to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — to handle food safety.

Wu counts 13 Chinese government departments with a hand in food safety. He said at least five will remain heavily involved under the new law.

"There has been no fundamental reform of the system that many people in the industry hoped for," Wu said
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posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:56 AM
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Holy bat,cat,rat and roach cr@& !!

China's "first" food safety law !?!? And the still have to regulate how many children per family ! Why?

Of course, we've (U.S.) never had so many instances of food poisoning since our Food and Safety Laws went into effect after the last 8 years of rampant deregulation.
The FDA is a shadow of it's former self as government has severely cut back on it's funding and has been letting the food industry, as well as just about every other industry, police itself.




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