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Shanghai Moves to Boost Food Safety
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Shanghai government said today it will set up a top food-testing platform within three years to secure the food safety in the city.

The city's quality watchdog also kicked off a training class this morning to offer free training programs over the next three years for 30,000 migrant workers who serve the city's 3,000 food companies.

Shanghai has carried out a variety of measures to strengthen supervision on food quality after food was found containing problematic materials last year.

Turbots were pulled from the markets in November after carcinogenic antibiotics were found in their flesh, and some eggs were suspected of containing the potential carcinogenic dye Sudan-IV last year.

The city has launched new measures to deal with urgent food safety issues.

The food safety supervisor is also expected to begin using the results of on-the-spot testing to check food quality as the legal evidence to fine violators by the end of this year.

(Shanghai Daily May 18, 2007)

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