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China’s new food and drug safety watchdog, CFDA, becomes operational

7:20 AM MDT | March 22, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that the new China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA; Beijing) has begun operating today. The government announced earlier this month that it would create a stronger food and drug safety watchdog in order to strengthen regulation and boost confidence in the country’s food and drug products. CFDA, which is headed by Zhang Yong, director/food safety commission under the State Council, has integrated the monitoring functions of other government organizations and is a ministerial-level agency that will improve food and drug safety...

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