China order food producers to appoint chief safety officers

( ) Updated: 2014-03-04 09:15:58

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on Monday announced the launch of a trial program in which food producers will be asked to appoint a chief safety officers.

The chief safety officer, appointed by the owner or management of a food producer, will be held responsible all issues regarding the safety of food produced by a company.

The CFDA said this will solve the embarrassing situation in which everyone in the management is responsible for food safety and no one actually is responsible.

Meanwhile, the whole food production and sales process must be fully recorded and be made traceable, the CFDA said.

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