Monday, January 25, 2010


Melamine tainted milk continues to haunt Chinese government as more and more dairy plants are being identified indulging in milk adulteration, in spite of the capital punishment meted out to some of the "identified" perpetrators in the first episode. Under more stringent laws put in place recently Chinese government is reported to have canceled more than 6000 licenses of food processors for violation of the food laws. Whether such actions will be a permanent feature or just a temporary measure to deflect the criticism from buyers of Chines foods in the global market remains to be seen.

"Meanwhile, quality inspectors conducted 1.07 million checks on food producers and rectified 140,000 problems, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).Wang Yong, director of AQSIQ, told quality inspectors across the country at a year-end working conference that the crackdown on unsafe food products would continue this year as the general situation remains grim"

The huge numbers being mentioned about checks, presumably meaning inspections and problem identification and rectification are really impressive and if true, probably China could become a model for other countries for ensuring safety of foods for its citizens.


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