A daily reporting system on food safety will get a test run in Beijing next month.
It will run during the "Good Luck Beijing" international tournaments which start on August 8.
The food-safety monitoring system has been designed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The Beijing Municipal Food Safety Office said Beijing will share the system with other cities hosting the Olympic Games, including Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang, Qingdao and Qinhuangdao.
The system will monitor 10 types of information including production, processing, sale and cooking of food.
During the 12 tournaments, including rowing, equestrian, hockey, sailing archery, cycling and baseball, food-safety authorities will make daily public reports, whether or not there is an emergency.
No such daily reports have ever been made in Beijing.
In preparation for the 17-day event in August, the government has started a file on food and drink suppliers for the Olympics.
The first batch of 20 enterprises providing food raw materials have been confirmed and are under watch.
Authorities have inspected 6,800 samples of 345 kinds of foodstuff so far. The test reports will be loaded into the monitoring system for reference.
(Xinhua News Agency July 23, 2007)