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Food Safety Law Comes into Effect in China

7:47 AM MDT | June 1, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that the previously announced new food safety law in China will come into effect today. The authorities aim to use the new law to intensify monitoring and law enforcement, to curb repeated food scandals that are damaging the industry’s reputation and consumer confidence, the government says. The food safety law, which was approved by China’s legislature three months ago, will replace the current Food Hygiene Law. Earlier this year, a court at Shijiazhuang, China sentenced two men to death and handed a life prison sentence...

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