1.China is planning stricter food quality standard and increasing penalty for substandard products.
2.Annual food safety event was mainly sponsored by the Department of Education, Department of Information Technology and other departments also supported it. IT and Education departments are told to take lead in food safety areas.
3.The focus of the event was on Specialization, market-driven and Internationalization for pickle industry.
4.President of China has given a target to all departments to review all policies to make “Assured Quality Food” by 2020 to all citizens.
5.Scientific knowledge to be spread to meet the targets on Quality and Safety Front.
6.Pollutants in foods must be addressed by strict laws and strict penalties throughout the value chain.
7.All industries are told that quality is a social responsibility and assured quality products must be delivered to consumers.
8.China is focusing on traditional food products in mission mode approach and 500,000 acres will be developed to set-up traditional food industries.
9.China is planning a big focus on safe food image in export markets.
10.All traditional foods will be given GI registration to improve value realization.
11.Innovation will be focus area – in fact even in pickle manufacturing China pickle industry has filed 37 patents.
12.Pesticide usage to be reduced to minimize residue impact on finished foods.
13.Another focus area for food will be: reduce oil, salt and sugar intake through foods.
14.Junk foods will be banned from schools and universities.
15.Government is planning to bring “Sugar Tax”
16.China is focusing on innovation in a big way to improve value realization.