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Action plan to guarantee food safety
By Qin Chuan (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-07-30 07:15

An action plan to ensure the safety of food at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be implemented in 2007, a food safety official said on Friday in Beijing.

An enforcement officer scatters disinfectant prior to burning a pile of pork that had gone bad in Beijing on Thursday.Beijing health authorities have not found any cases of human or pig infections, said Tang Yunhua, an official with the municipal. [AFP]
The Beijing municipal government will allocate funds to ensure the implementation of the plan, Tang Yunhua, a spokesman for the office of food safety, told reporters at a news conference.

According to Tang, the plan will include the establishment of food safety standards, a food safety inspection system, monitoring of the food in stadiums and other venues, a food source-tracing system and an emergency response scheme.

Tests will also be conducted to determine how well Beijing performs in ensuring its food safety.

An experts' committee for food safety during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games was established on July 4, Liu Jian, vice-director of the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce, said at the conference.

The 15-member committee includes eight experts from outside China, some of whom took part in ensuring food safety during the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Sydney and Athens, he said.
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