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Pet Food News
on March 6, 2009

China passes food safety law

China's legislature enacted a new food safety law Feb. 28, promising tougher regulations and severe punishment for makers of bad products after tainted products showed flaws in the food industry, according to an article by The Associated Press.

China's legislature enacted a new food safety law February 28, promising tougher regulations and severe punishment for makers of bad products after tainted products showed flaws in the food industry, according to an  article  by The Associated Press .

The  National People's Congress  approved the law, which will ensure food safety "from the production line to the dining table," the  Xinhua News Agency  said. The law goes into effect June 1, according to the article.

The law calls for a monitoring and supervision system, a set of national standards on food safety, severe punishment for offenders and a food recall system, Xinhua said. It will also impose strict supervision over additives.

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