In recent months, reports about China'sfood safety have piled in US media. Someeven concluded that China was the countryto have most violated US food safety regula-tions.
As a matter of fact, products quality orfood safety is a global issue since each coun-try all over the world yields and consumesproducts and food. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization(WHO), announced that the WHO receives200 food safety reports from 193 WHO mem-ber countries each month, which indicates thatfood safety is an issue concerning not only acountry or a region but also the whole world.
According to reliable statistics, China haspaid much attention to food safety, and 90%of its food has been qualified, marking a jumpfrom 50% to 60% in the past 30 years.
Of course, China has already realized theproblems the country is facing as a developingcountry and has been making every effort fora better product quality and safety.
International cooperation is a must to solvethe food safety problem. For the moment, Chi-na is actively seeking useful means of interna-tional cooperation to ensure consumer goodssafety by strengthening the tie-up with relatedinternational organizations and also with theworld's major countries in production and con-sumption of consumer goods. The country isstriving to ensure that its export goods can im-mediately catch up with the change in safetystandards in export markets. ......