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Food safety network in shape

Updated: 2012-03-09 07:59
By Shan Juan ( China Daily)

A network to monitor and track food-borne diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms will be set up, a senior food safety expert said.

These organisms, usually a bacteria or virus, are microscopic and can cause serious illnesses, diarrhea and, in extreme cases, even death. They thrive in unhygienic conditions and can be very resistant.

Yan Weixing, secretary-general of the safety committee under the China Food Safety Risk Assessment Center, told China Daily that many cases were not even reported.

Food safety network in shape