Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
Shanghai has framed a dynamic food supervision system with 79
pollutant-monitoring sites to keep a close eye on the city's food quality,
according to the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration Bureau yesterday.
79 sites, established last year in wholesale markets, trade markets,
hypermarkets, supermarkets and mid and small-sized retailers citywide, will
monitor the food quality on a regular basis by covering more than 130
pollutants, including residual pesticide, heavy metals, natural toxins and other
harmful contents. The inspection will also focus on cancer-causing obstacles
such as malachite green and Sudan IV.
The inspection, mainly on products
like grain, eggs, meat, aquatic products, tea, fruits and dairy products, will
cover the overall food safety situation in the city, said an expert with the
Shanghai Food and Drug Administrative Bureau. Since last year, local food has
passed more than 98 percent of these checks, so local food is safe to eat, the