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The Significance of China’s Latest National Food Safety Standard Plan

The Significance of China’s Latest National Food Safety Standard Plan   by Mingyi Liu, Analyst/ GIC Group China’s latest plan for the development of its Safety Standard (食品安全国家标准) was released by the National Health Commission (国家卫生健康委员会/ NHC) in early June to solicit public comments. A total of 41 entries covering standards for food additives, products, …

See Arjun Shanker and Isha Patel in the Spring 2022 Edition of our FOCUS Newsletter

http://globalfoodsafetyforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FOCUS-Spring-2022-Food-Safety-in-India-and-US.pdf FOCUS Spring 2022 Food Safety in India and US

Special Issue, FOCUS

September, 2019 HEATHER HANCOCK, Chair, FSA We are pleased to have this opportunity to interview Ms. Hancock, appointed Chair of FSA in 2016 and re-appointed in 2019.   Heather Hancock – Chair of the Food Standards Agency Heather Hancock has a number of other non-executive roles. She is a NED for Rural Solutions Ltd and a Trustee of the …

FOCUS Summer 2019 Edition

FOCUS Summer 2019

How Blockchain can Improve Food Safety in China’s Swine Industry

By Chih-Chieh Chang, Analyst GFSF   Situation In 2016, IBM, Walmart, and Tsinghua University in Beijing scaled up a pilot project to examine how blockchain can increase food traceability and transparency. Using IBM’s Linux Foundation blockchain-based Hyperledger technology, they found that blockchain can shorten the time to trace swine products’ information. For example, it would only …

Nuclear techniques applied in agro-food quality and safety control in China

Carlos Carbone   This article will present some of the latest trends studied by Chinese researchers for food traceability using nuclear techniques. Stable isotope analysis for agro-food provenance verification and authenticity discrimination This technique focuses on the use of isotopic fingerprinting techniques for food traceability. It’s becoming a reliable tool for this, due to the …

China’s Demonstration Supermarkets to Set Best Practices in Food Safety

  Yushuang Sun   China has been engulfed in food safety crises as a litany of food safety incidents unveiled regulatory loopholes and severely undermined consumer confidence in the domestic food market. Amid the turmoil, the country has attempted to revamp its institutional and legal frameworks over the past five years. In 2013, the China …