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China to establish stronger food and drug safety watchdog

11:04 AM MDT | March 11, 2013

The Chinese government says that it will elevate the status of the existing State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) 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. China's current food safety system involves at least five departments—health, agriculture, quality supervision, industry and commerce administration, and food and...

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