"Food counts in people's life,and safety is the utmostimportant." Food safety isattracting attention around the globe.Recently, China has been in the limelightagain when global media rampantly re-ported about the food safety problem inthe country.
Not only China but also the wholeworld is facing such a problem. Evendeveloped countries are no exception.Blockbusters included the UK Sudan Redincident and the U.S. poisonous spinachincident in 2005, the US-based KFCtrans-fat incident and the Japanese Fujiyanot fresh-stuff cake incident in 2006.
The countries worldwide arestrengthening food safety, and they havecome up with three models. In somecountries, with the U.S. and Japan asthe chief ones, several departments arejointly in charge of food safety. In suchregions as the EU (European Union) andCanada, an independent division hasbeen set up for food safety. The thirdmodel in trial operation is a comprehen-sive inspection model. But these modelshave not taken shape immediately. It is~vben dealing with numerous food safetyproblems that these countries have cre-ated such models.
The EU has encountered food safetyoroblems frequently although it is oneof the regions with the world's mostcomplete legal system, most developedeconomy, most advanced technology,and highest living level. From late 20thcentury to early 21st century, the regionhas been among the regions with themost food safety problems. Incidents likeBSEostricken beef, Listeria monocyto-genes-stricken meat products, not freshdrink, polluted chocolate, occurred oneby one, which indicated the severe short-comings of the EU food safety policies. ......