Customs officers check a sample of novel coronavirus test reagent at Luogang Customs in South China's Guangdong province. [Photo/China News Service]
While employing the toughest measures to prevent food safety issues at source, supervise all links and control risks, China in 2016 pledged to establish a more unified, authoritative supervision system.
Last year, the country issued a guideline that aimed to tighten food safety supervision "from farmland to the dining table" and further build up capacities to ensure whole-chain food safety and quality.
According to the guideline, the country will establish a preliminary food safety supervision system based on risk control and supply management that will be capable of basically bringing major food risks under control.
It will also raise food safety conditions to a level commensurate with the goal of finishing the task of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by the end of the year.