July 20, 2009

China Releases Regulations on the Implementation of Food Safety Law

The Regulations on the Implementation of Food Safety Law ("the Regulations") were released by the State Council on July 20, 2009, effective the same day.  In order to enforce food manufacturers' and operators' primary responsibility for food safety, the Regulations require that food manufacturers exercise control over the entire process of food manufacturing, food wholesalers establish sales records and keep such records for a period of two years, and food service providers be subject to food safety liabilities for their noncompliance with the Regulations.  Furthermore, the Regulations specify circumstances that would trigger food safety risk assessment, and regulate the food review system and food recall system in detail.

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