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China to establish a stronger food and drug safety watchdog

10:26 AM MDT | March 19, 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 confidence in the country’s food and drug products. The proposed ministry-level General Administration of Food and Drug will replace a large number of overlapping regulators with an entity similar to the US FDA, the government says. The new agency will combine the functions of the State Council’s Food Safety Office; the SFDA; as well as the food supervision duties of the General...

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