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Vice-premier highlights food safety supervision

Updated: Oct 24,2016 7:43 AM     Xinhua

CHENGDU — Vice-Premier Wang Yang has urged local governments to strengthen supervision on farm product quality and food safety.

China has gained some experience from a nationwide pilot program starting from 2014, which encouraged good models on promoting food safety at city levels and on high-quality farm product at counties, he said at a two-day national meeting ended in Chengdu on Oct 22.

Wang urged expansion of the pilot program, and stressed the need to formulate a nationwide supervision system in this respect.

Governments should try to improve efficiency of supervision taking advantage of modern information technology, Wang said.

More efforts should be made in dealing with prominent problems including abuse of food additives and excessive pesticide residues in agricultural products, Wang added.