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.