Shandong Issues New Pork Quality Rules

by 5m Editor
1 September 2011, at 10:51am

CHINA - East China's Shandong province issued new rules that require all pig abattoirs to keep records of animal's source, circulation and consumption information to guarantee its safety, according to the Shandong Provincial Commerce Department.

Under the new rules that will be implemented on 1 October, abattoirs should establish a well-functioned system to recall unsafe products.

Once plants discover any health issues, they should stop production, inform distributors, who should then recall the product and inform the public immediately.

Abattoirs caught injecting water or other unsafe materials into pork will be fined 10,000 yuan to 20,000 yuan ($1,565 to $3,130). Their products and equipment will also be confiscated. In serious cases, the related producers and sellers will be investigated for criminal acts in accordance with the law.

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