Zhejiang Tech Company Teams Up with Israeli Software Company to Create QR Code based Food Traceability System

Creating a system to trace the entire process of food and agricultural products going from field to table will be an effective way to solve the food safety problem in China, Zheng Xinli, chairman of Zhejiang Evoture Net Technology Co Ltd said. China’s new food security law took effect on October 1 last year, emphasizing

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Mulls National Standard on Transgenic Food after Army General Denounces GMOs

China is mulling over a national standard on using transgenic technology in agriculture in an effort to safeguard food safety, Vice Minister of Agriculture Niu Dun, told the Global Times Tuesday, without giving a specific timeline. The country is working on a standard on transgenic food to rival the current US-led international code, Niu said

Guangzhou to Construct 3 Quality Control Areas in Order to Improve Food Safety

Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong province, plans to invest 1.1 billion yuan ($176 million) to help build “a city of safe food and medicine” in three years, Guangzhou Daily reported. Yao Jianming, director of Guangzhou Food and Drug Administration, said the money will be used to build three food examination areas and improve eight

Northern Chinese City to Incorporate Siniagpore’s Food Safety Standards

Jilin City [Jilin Province] in northeast China is looking to incorporate Singapore’s food handling safety standards to improve its food manufacturing and quality certification process. They are expected to be implemented in a specialized food zone, jointly developed by the two countries. A US$95 million (598 million yuan) one-stop logistics center is now being built

Chinese premier awarded top UN medal for greatly increasing food production

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was today presented with a top United Nations award for his efforts to increase food production, contributing significantly to reducing the number of people around the world suffering from extreme poverty. “Let me give you one number that illustrates the magnitude of this contribution,” the Director-General of the UN Food and