Food safety tops the menu

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
28 November 2006, at 12:00am

CHINA - China's watchdog for aquatic product safety will launch a nationwide inspection targeting forbidden chemicals in the fish market, the vice-director of the fisheries bureau under the Ministry of Agriculture announced Monday.

"Special teams will be sent to check markets throughout the country from now till the end of the year," Chen Yide said at a press conference in Beijing.

Chen also listed other efforts, including encouraging the use of better newly hatched fish and building an improved nationwide inspection network.

China has been confronted with food security problems recently. Mandarin fish from Guangdong Province and turbot from Shandong were found to have poisonous chemicals.

Source: China Daily