With the acceleration of economic globalization, food safety issues has gone beyond national boundaries and become a global gambit. The Ikea horse meatball scandal affected 17 countries across Europe had raised people’s attention to give more concern about what they are eating. With both coastal and inner area’s urbanization, China’s food safety and the regulations of Chinese central government food oversight, as well as its penalty systems are still weak links that can’t meet the standard and beyond all you imagine.
China is a huge country and developed in several high－end areas with a magnificent rapid pace in the last two decades. Succeeded in hosting not only the 2008 Olympic games accompanied with the launch of space walk but also the significant World Expo in 2010. China’s GDP has overtaken Japan as the world’s second biggest economy. With theses monumental accomplishments, China still can’t conquer its own food problem facing serious food safety incidents occurred frequently in circulation. As time elapsing, the criteria of measuring the quality of life are no longer GDP but Human Development Index. To improve the level of food quality and safety have become an urgent need to address the major issues.
Here’s a list. It may sound like the advertisement of provincial characteristic snacks. But they are not!
“Qingdao formalin small whitebait, Shanghai stained bread (bun), Shenyang poison bean sprouts, Shandong toxic ginger, Hefei stained cake, Beijing optical brightened popcorn, Hainan poison cylinder beans, Guangdong ink pasta and dyed seaweed, sudan dyed duck egg, malachite green dyed fish, melamine baby milk, cucumber with flower, watermelon explosion, gutter oil, stain pepper, sweet potato powder with ink paraffin, clenbuterol pork, fake beef, toxic chives, bleached rice, gutter crayfish, hydrogen peroxide chicken legs, eel raised by contraceptives, hormone stained strawberries, toxic bamboo shoots contained excessive sodium