Published: Dec. 9, 2008 at 12:18 AM
Source of Article: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/12/09/China_starts_food_safety_campaign/UPI-27061228799888/
The government's campaign, set to begin Wednesday, will seek to ensure that all food products are free of non-edible substances and excessive levels of additives, China Daily reported.
"The tainted-milk scandal
shows illegal production of food products and the use of non-food substances
are not isolated incidents. Instead, they are quite typical of the
industry," Vice-Minister of Health Chen Xiaohong
said during a national teleconference in
The baby milk food contamination killed six infants and sickened about 290,000 more with urinary tract ailments, including kidney stones.
Chen said the nationwide campaign on food safety, involving nine government departments, is designed to cleanse and regulate the market and crack down on businesses using excessive food additives.
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