Unlicensed Businesses Inspection in China
China has found 15,000 cases of substandard food and closed down 5,700 unlicensed businesses so far this year.
According to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), irregularities were discovered from the results of almost 10m food business inspections right across country since the current year began.
Inspectors targeted major food categories such as dairy products, edible oils, seasonal foods and alcoholic drinks.
The news follows the Ministry of Health’s announcement of introducing more than 200 new national food safety standards under its latest five year food safety plan.
Many existing national and industry standards will be redesigned or abolished through the new strategy.