State food safety system planned

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China is striving to establish a national food safety system in the wake of the 2008 baby milk scandal, Health Minister Chen Zhu said to news portal CRI Online on the sidelines of the annual session of the nation's top political advisory body in Beijing Thursday.

The minister didn't elaborate the details of the task and it is not known if it will be a reorganization of the current government agencies or a new network.

The country was horrified in 2008 when six babies were killed and over 300,000 sickened, mostly due to kidney stones and renal failure, caused by melamine-tainted dairy products.

Then earlier this year the scandal reignited after parts of the original confiscated poisonous products were found being resold in markets, sending off another wave of public uproar on the government's porous food safety control.

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