Food Safety Challenges in China

  • Mildred S. Yang


Maintaining the quality and safety of food has been one of the greatest public health challenges in China during the past two decades. In the present chapter, some basic issues, such as biological and chemical hazards in food, and the current scientific techniques in managing these hazards are discussed. Basing on these currently accepted practices, this chapter also illustrated how the food safety management system in China evolved in view of the various crises, and some of the challenges the country still faced. This historical account in development of the Chinese food safety management system will point towards a clear direction of the future strategy in protecting the public health issues in managing food safety in China.


Food Safety Food Supply Chain Foodborne Disease Codex Alimentarius Commission Food Safety Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Food Science and Technology Program, Division of Science and TechnologyBeijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University, United International CollegeTanjiawanChina

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