City to Invest More in Food Detection and Monitoring to Ensure Food Safety
A local political adviser met with an friend from Australia a few days ago, who raised a few concerns on the food safety issues in China. He said that china have achieve a fast urban development but neglected to address food safety issues properly.
This prompted some political advisers to call for harsher punishments for individuals and enterprises that sell or make inferior or fake food. The government should invest more in food detection and monitoring by creating an independent food monitoring agency along with transparent information on food safety. Most of the ordinary residents can’t tell if the food is safe by using their common sense, thus the government must provide proper information regarding food safety in a transparent manner. If such information is not as transparent as they required there might be hidden interests.
Discussion during this year’s plenary sessions of the Shenzhen committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference will include meeting at government facilities around the city. During yesterday’s meet harsher punishment for food safety violators were called for. Light punishment is one of the reasons that making and selling of substandard food are still rampant. If the city government will devote efforts in cracking down on fake food sellers, our food will be much more ensured.