Market Supervision Bureau to Set Up Food Testing Spots in Various Areas in the City
The city market supervision bureau is planning to create a 1,000 instant food testing spots at a hundred logistics businesses, 400 supermarkets and 400 agricultural produce markets this year. The director of the bureau said that local market supervisors are now setting up three tiered food safety inspection plan that will include 21 farm produce markets, 4 slaughterhouses and 100 logistics companies on the first tier, then on the second tier there will include 400 supermarkets and 400 agricultural markets and 6,000 food eateries on the third tier.
The city has promised to set up an inspection rate for agricultural produce in Shenzhen at nine inspections a year for every 1,000 residents this rate will match the rate Hong Kong has established in their own city in just three years. To reach this standard the city needs to conduct around 135,000 random tests and inspection every year.
Law enforcers along with inspectors are planning to conduct a joint food safety checks in 21 of the local produce markets every day. All substandard products found will be confiscated and destroyed thus bring losses to its sellers. Inspectors are hoping that wholesalers will start importing high quality products as the city will be stating to implement tighter methods and tougher measures soon. The market supervision bureau will also be implementing strict supervision on local business registration and promises that business registration for enterprises and commercial entities and investors will be quicker and will be done under an hour.
As of the moment the city has 400,125 new businesses registered since the launch of its registration reforms last year showing an increase of 152 percent in just an 11 month period.