China urges schools to improve food safety
April 05,2017 By:Xinhua
April 5,2017--China's Ministry of Education has issued a document encouraging schools and kindergartens to install surveillance cameras in kitchens and pantries to monitor the entire process of food production and to improve food safety.
As the weather gets warmer, the possibilities of food poisoning and infectious diseases increase, said the document, adding that schools should be more careful in purchasing ingredients and processing food.
The food must have clear labels, stating the production date and producer, and expired food must not be used, according to the document.
Principals will be held accountable in any food safety incidents, said the document.
The document also requires schools to keep an eye on the health of their students by having daily body check-ups. The schools need to launch educational campaigns on food safety and disease prevention and control among students.