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City to establish food-safety evaluation center
19/12/2006 16:56

Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news

The Shanghai Food and Drug Administrative Bureau and the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Shanghai branch, plan to build a food-safety evaluation center to strengthen supervision over food safety.

In the first half of this year, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administrative Bureau checked 12,557 food products in 17 categories such as grains, dairy products, cooked food, vegetables, fruits and aquatic products with 89.3 percent passing the check, up 2.8 percentage points from a year before.

More than 95 percent of the food in supermarkets, hypermarkets and farm-product wholesale markets passed the tests.

The local authorities will also draw up standards and regulations on recalling questionable food.