China issues five-year plan on food and drug safety

Two five-year plans (2016-2020) on food and drug safety were issued by the State Council on Feb 21.

According to the food safety plan, China will set stricter standards as well as strengthen supervision and punishment for law violators.

The plan outlines that by 2020 sample tests should cover all kinds of food, especially pesticides and veterinary drugs.

The plan on drug safety outlines that by 2020 the quality of drugs should be further improved, the standard of medical equipment will be raised and the level of supervision will be enhanced.

More information is available from Brückenkopf GmbH website.

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