United Nations urges China to fix food safety problems following toxic milk scandal

Other News Materials 23 October 2008 08:22 (UTC +04:00)

China is set to review a draft law on food safety, a day after the U.N. urged the country to enact stricter laws and replace its patchwork surveillance system to help restore public trust badly shaken by a spate of food safety scandals, the Associated Press reported.

The country's top legislature is scheduled to discuss a number of proposed laws, including a food safety law, in the meeting scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon and conclude on Tuesday.

The meeting comes after the U.N. released a 30-page paper saying China could boost public trust in its food safety standards by including more funding and training for food inspectors.

The report says China needs a unified regulatory agency, and a place consumers can go for reliable information.