Shenzhen to Introduce a Vegetable Inspection and Monitoring System
To ensure the quality of vegetables that is sold in the market, an inspection and monitoring system is proposed during a meeting on food safety. A deputy for the Municipal People’s Congress said that Shenzhen could learn from Hong Kong. The city can introduce a strict inspection system to check on vegetable quality and at the same time vegetable growing and supply bases will be placed under strict observation.
A strict agricultural produce trade standard can be made in Shenzhen and all of the produce being sold in the city will have certificates for supplying, growing, inspection and quality. Agricultural products that will be sold in Shenzhen must be labeled with information such as producer, date of production, inspection information, the contact number and the administration department that is responsible. If any problems arises it can easily be tracked to the source.
State registered agricultural bases can also introduce their products to ensure high quality food for the city residents. The Nanshan agricultural processing and distribution center has long been inspecting the vegetable supply to Hong Kong since 2007 and have never reported a problem in quality. Research showed that vegetables and fruit destined for Hong Kong comes from State registered agricultural bases, that have strict standards for soil, water and fertilizer use.