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Vice premier vows strictest punishments, standards for food safety
February 12,2018   By:Xinhua
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Feb.12,2018--Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli(3rd R, rear), also head of the State Council's food safety commission, presides over a plenary meeting of the commission in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 11, 2018. Wang Yang (2nd R, rear), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and deputy head of the commission, attended the meeting. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
 
BEIJING, Feb.12,2018-- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli pledged Sunday the country will adopt the strictest punishments and the most rigorous standards to ensure food safety.
 
Zhang, also head of the State Council's food safety commission, made the remarks at a plenary meeting of the commission.
 
Wang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and deputy head of the commission, attended the meeting.
 
Zhang required efforts to modernize the systems and capacity for food safety administration, stressing that both the production and supervision processes need to be strengthened.
 
The responsibilities of manufacturers and operators in food industry must be observed and supervision measures such as checks, inspections, investigations, and information disclosure should be made good use of to ensure that every process related to food safety is under strict scrutiny, Zhang said.
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