china Cracks Down on Food Safety Violations

had cracked down on food safety violations, backed by a state media campaign. Here, the tone and substance of food recalls are largely dictated by the companies rather than the government - often meaning that key information is left out or obscured. Two, a farmer and a milk trader, were executed. After that episode, dozens of milk company executives and others involved, were arrested and tried. Even after the very public crackdown on those involved in the case, China experienced several more major instances of contaminated food. The authorities will implement harsher punishments for food producers that make counterfeit products and sell adulterated or expired food, according to an announcement released Sunday by the food safety office under the State Council, or China's Cabinet. "Those deserving death penalties should be resolutely sentenced to death a government-issued document on handling these situation said, according to the official news agency. And, how is that the egg facilities that ended up recalling 500 million eggs had literally hundreds of positive analysis of The Road Not Taken by Robery Frost tests for Salmonella previously that no one bothered to tell consumers about? The Spring Festival is one of the most important traditional holidays in China and is likely to see huge transaction volume in food trade, as people always arrange banquets to celebrate family reunion and entertain guests. Chinese food safety scandals make even the latest recall of 500 million eggs in the.S.



china Cracks Down on Food Safety Violations

Before this surge in cases, government had cracked down on food safety violations, backed by a state media campaign. Authorities in China plan to crack down on companies that violate food -safety regulations after state media raised concerns antibiotic use by KFC chicken suppliers. Government officials who take bribes that lead to violation of food safety laws will also be treated more severely. Even after the very public crackdown on those involved in the case, China experienced several more major instances of contaminated food.

Not only was there another melamine-in-milk episode, but earlier this year about one-tenth of all cooking oil in China was found to be laced the North America Free Trade Agreement with cancer-causing agents. It also urged local inspectors to intensify their efforts to ensure the safety of grain products, meat, infant food, alcoholic beverages and edible gifts during the holidays. A couple of years ago, melamine got into the milk supply in China - killing six children and sickening some 300,000. "Generally, officials who are involved in food safety crimes should not be given a reprieve or be exempt from criminal punishment the government said. Got a writing question? Chinese officials have been roundly criticized - most recently in the cooking oil fiasco - for not quickly and completely identifying the products and the companies involved. Pei Xianding, Judge of Supreme People's Court said, "Under the new Criminal Law, anyone involved in food safety crimes will face at least term imprisonment. Now it's ten" (China Digital Times). Unlike consumer product recalls through the.S. Government officials who take bribes that lead to violation of food safety laws will also be treated more severely.

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