China’s Vice-Premier Wang Yang has urged expansion of a food safety pilot program in an effort to bring closer supervision to the quality of farm food products.
Speaking at a two-day meeting of government leaders at the end of October, Wang urged officials to improve the efficiency of farm supervision efforts through the use of advanced information technologies. Further, he encouraged officials to be more proactive in addressing growing concerns related to the abuse of food additives and excessive pesticide residues in agricultural products.
China initiated its food products safety pilot program in 2014 to encourage positive models and best practices for the promotion of food safety in cities long with quality farm food products.
The text of the State Council’s posting on Vice-Premier Wang’s remarks is available at the English language website of China’s State Council here.