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