Date
26 September 2017
Expired, fake and unsanitary products were the top three problems cited by respondents. Photo: Bloomberg
Expired, fake and unsanitary products were the top three problems cited by respondents. Photo: Bloomberg

Food safety issues affect a third of city residents in China

One in three city residents in China encountered food safety problems last year, Shanghai Daily said, citing a report released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Thursday.

The report, based on a survey of 1,050 residents from 35 cities across the country, also showed that the majority of the respondents worried about food safety in their own cities. Expired food, fake products and food failing sanitary standards were the top three problems, it said.

About two-thirds of the respondents said they thought most of the food safety problems involved production and processing procedures. Counterfeit products, illegal additives and excessive residues were the issues that worried them most.

Residents urged authorities to improve their supervision system and enact strict laws to punish violators, the report said.

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