China has unveiled a five-year plan for food and drug safety administration, aiming to
improve monitoring and law enforcement systems and the order in
food and drug production so as to reduce safety accidents in the
The plan, issued by the State Council, said by 2010 the food
safety information monitoring network will cover 90 percent of the
The quality eligibility rate of fresh agricultural products in
large wholesale markets and chained supermarkets in big and
medium-sized cities will reach 95 percent in 2010, it said.
The plan also vows to enlarge the drug quality inspection forces
and build more institutes to supervise drugs and medical
Governments at all levels should increase expenditure in support
of the infrastructure construction for food and drug safety and
enhance supervision capabilities, the plan said.
The plan was jointly worked out by the State Food and Drug
Administration and authorities for environmental protection,
science and technology, commerce, agriculture and health.
(Xinhua News Agency May 12, 2007)