Government and Policy

China vows stricter food safety law enforcement

Updated: 2011-06-08 21:18
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BEIJING - China has vowed to resolve the country's food safety problems through stricter enforcement of laws and regulations, according to an official statement Xinhua received Wednesday.

The ultimate way to end food safety accidents lies in the laws, said Yuan Shuhong, deputy director of the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, in the statement.

"Only through enduring, fair and strict enforcement of the laws can the authority of the food safety laws and the lawful operation of food firms be ensured," Yuan said.

Besides urging stricter law enforcement by upright and iron-handed law enforcers, Yuan said companies and individuals will be handed severe penalties if they break food safety or others laws pertaining to the quality of food.

Further, Yuan said law enforcers who do not carry out their jobs properly or take bribes which result in food safety accidents will be severely and quickly dealt with.