China has unveiled a five-year plan for food and drug safety administration, aiming
to improve monitoring and law enforcement systems and the order in food and drug
production so as to reduce safety accidents in the sectors.
plan, issued by the State Council, or the country's cabinet, said by 2010 the
food safety information monitoring network will cover 90 percent of the country.
The quality eligibility rate of fresh agricultural products in large
whole-sale markets and chained supermarkets in big and medium-sized cities will
reach 95 percent in 2010, it said.
The plan also vows to enlarge the drug quality inspection forces and build
more institutes to supervise drugs and medical equipment.
Governments at all levels should increase expenditure in support of the
infrastructure construction for food and drug safety and enhance supervision
capabilities, the plan said.
THe plan was jointly worked out by the State Food and Drug Administration and
authorities for environmental protection, science and technology, commerce,
agriculture and health.
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