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China to Give SFDA Responsibility for Food as Well as Drugs



3/5/2013 10:31:04 AM

by Richard Daverman, PhD

March 4, 2013 -- In the next few days, China may give the SFDA power to regulate the nation’s food supply. Presently, the SFDA has power over drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and health foods. China has suffered through several confidence-shattering food safety scandals in recent years, ranging from gutter oil to tainted milk. The reorganization will put responsibility for food safety in one ministry, rather than the confusing system currently in place that spreads jurisdiction into thirteen different agencies. In addition, the new organization will report directly to the State Council. In 2008, the SFDA was made part of the Ministry of Health. More details....


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