A perspective challenges of chinese food risk management system in globalizing food supply chain

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Abstract

This paper assesses current conditions of Chinese food safety management system and how policy makers responded to recent incidents of food scares which occurred in China. The paper identifies three aspects of Chinese food safety system which may need to be improved to enhance the system and addresses policy implications for Chinese food safety system. First, administrative structure of Chinese food safety system may need to be consolidated for enhancing efficiency. Second, Chinese consumers' attitude toward food safety system in China was found to be determining factor for future success of sustainable food supply chain in China, and this should be extensively monitored and evaluated to improve risk communication of food in China. Third, international cooperation among major trading partners regarding development of global food supply chain is found to be imminent, as globalization and increased international trade leads to integration of food safety issues of each country. Development of compatible food safety standards and measures is necessary to have coordinated management of food products which are traded across border.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Food Research Journal
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Challenges in china's food safety system
  • Chinese consumers' attitude
  • Chinese food safety system
  • Food safety policy

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