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CH: China ramps up food safety laws

Mandarin oranges with stalks

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Asiafruit: China has moved to update its Food Safety Law for the first time since 2009, with harsher penalties for food businesses in China that don’t comply with the new regulations. The new laws will come into place from 1 October 2015, with regulatory bodies to hold more power, harsher penalties for violations of the new laws, and updated guidelines for food production and labelling. A further 50 new articles will be added to the law, with health products to require clear labelling on ingredients, and stricter labelling for imported produce, and genetically modified produce. Click here to read the full article from Asiafruit.