China ups efforts to rid food of illegal additives
Date Published: 12/09/2008
Gillian Wong, Associated Press via Google News, December 9, 2008
China plans to launch a four-month food safety campaign to get rid of illegal or excessive chemicals in food as a part of the country’s latest effort to restore its image after the tainted milk scandal. The campaign will be conducted by nine central government departments and will target food and additive producers across the country. The drive will take place in three phases. First, companies are asked to conduct internal checks over the next month, then authorities will spend the next two months inspecting meat, diary and other product producers during the second phase and the third phase will focus on stemming the supply of illegal food additives by punishing producers and companies that use such chemicals. --posted by Catherine Gao
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