|China sets up expert panel to assess food safety|
BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- A panel of 42 experts in the fields of hygiene, agriculture, food and nutrition was set up Tuesday by the Chinese government to conduct risk assessment on food safety.
According to China's Food Safety Law, the expert committee shoulders the responsibilities of formulating risk monitoring and assessment schemes, establishing technical rules and explaining assessment result.
Minister of Health Chen Zhu said that over the next two years, the ministry would establish a national monitoring network for food contaminants and food-borne illness, and begin a national dietary research. ........more