Traditionally, the food safety net has targeted the intermediary stages of thefood chain-when foodis processed from its rawstate-rather than theinitial or final stages of thefood chain, where food isgrown or consumed,
But a spate of outbreaksof food-borne diseaseshas highlighted the factthat many breaches of foodsafety have their origins atthe very beginning of thefood chain.
We need to strengthen every single part of the foodchain. One weak link, es-pecially near the beginning,can make the whole foodChain collapse.
China has paid greatattention on the quality andsafety control over the foodsources and raw material.
Food safety is a global issue which de-mands an integrated, global response.The answer to tackling the issue offood-borne hazards lies very close to home-in the farms, fields, orchards and rivers, largeor small-where our food has its source.Agricultural products, which ,are daily neces-sity of our life and raw material of many kindsof processed food, usually come directly fromthese sources. In this regard, the quality andsafety of agricultural products should be al-ways on the top of priorities.
The Chinese government has been at-taching great importance to the farm productssafety. Since the implementation of Hazard-Free Food Action Plan, China has improvedthe quality control system of agriculturalproducts and strengthened the supervisionand administration of relevant departments.Over the past more than 10 years, China'sagricultural products have been graatly im-proved in quality and safety. China's overallagricultural products are safe and reassunng. ......