Health Ministry in China releases standards for food safety
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The Health Ministry in China has released a list of national standards for food safety in an effort to boost Chinese consumer awareness and understanding. It formulates the usage and dosage for more than two thousand food additives, and introduces more than 100 resins and 300 additives for food packaging materials.
Recently, the safety of additives in processed food has been a big concern for many, but few understand the reality of the products in their food.
Many mistake illegal additives to be the same as food additives. But in fact, experts say not every additive is bad for human health, as far as it's used within every day's maximum dosage. The National Quality Inspection Administration has also issued a test report, showing high mercury content in Yi Li All-good milk.
It's forcing the producer, Yi Li, one of the country's most well-known dairy firms, to recall all related products. In China, there are more than one-thousand Food Safety Risk Monitoring Stations located across the country to further educate the public. So far, the stations cover about 70 percent of cities and 20 percent of counties and districts.
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