China: China Issues 13th Five-Year Plan on Food Safety

On February 21, China’s State Council issued the 13th Five-Year Plan on Food Safety. The Plan provides a review of the status of China’s food safety during the 12th Five-year Plan Period (2011-2015). It also lays out four key objectives, including aligning Chinese standards with international standards. Regarding the oversight of food import and exports, the Plan pledges to launch a food safety risk alert system and a food importer/exporter reputation recording mechanism. This report contains a summary of the Plan’s most salient points and a link to the full text. 
 

China: China Issues 13th Five-Year Plan on Food Safety