A special edition of food safety round up, focusing on the stories around Asia.
Food Safety Needs To Be Improved All Over Asia.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned both developed and developing countries of Asia to be more proactive in prevent food-borne diseases. The FOA Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Hiroyuki Konuma, says that much effort was put into the post-factum actions for people who suffer from food-borne illnesses but there needs to be a move to take pro-active and preventive measures.
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New Food Safety Penalties in Beijing, China.
With the current Food Safety Law, there has been little improvement in food safety in the Chinese industry. This maybe due to the fact that the punishment itself is not sever enough. With the draft revision of the Food Safety Law made official in the beginning of the week, the country expects to impose the harshest civil, administrative and criminal penalties on offenders and toughest punishment on supervisors who neglect their duties.
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Improving Food Safety in Businesses around Karnataka, India.
The Food Safety and Standard Act from 2006 has not been as effective since the public do not know their role in the process. Food Safety Commissioner S.N. Jairam told reporters here on Saturday that the government would launch a Statewide drive from July 1 against erring food business operators.
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