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China to establish a more powerful food and drug safety watchdog

7:16 AM MDT | March 11, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that it will elevate the status of the existing State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) in order to strengthen regulation and boost people's confidence in the country's food and drug products. The proposed ministry-level General Administration of Food and Drug will replace a large group of overlapping regulators with an entity similar to the US FDA, the government says. Overlapping supervision by various departments and some supervision blind spots are weak links in the current food safety supervision system, the...

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