Food safety through public education

Food safety through public educationChina’s food safety authority has plans to promote scientific food safety through public education in the next five years. China will be training their workers in the food production industry before they are assigned jobs in their five year program.

Concentrated training will be given to employers and top employees, which will cover laws, regulations, scientific knowledge and professional ethics on food safety. Regulators are not spared since they themselves will also under training of no less than 40 hour, since they are the ones in charged of food safety monitoring.

This type of programs is devoted to a long term mechanism, which is designed to strengthen public education on food safety with cooperation from the government, private enterprises, institutes, experts, consumers and the media. Efforts will be made in reinforcing management of food producers, strengthening law enforcement of all food safety regulators and the promotion of public food safety.

China hopes than by 2015, 80 percent of the public will be aware of the basic food safety, and 45 percent of the students in the primary and high school level will also be educated in food safety as well. To attain these goals proper authorities will be conducting more and more education in communities, villages and schools and further enhancing information release.

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