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Pork wholesalers face compensation in Shanghai

by 5m Editor
29 January 2007, at 10:22am

SHANGHAI - Shanghai authorities are encouraging local pork wholesalers to reach more specific compensation agreements with live pig suppliers as part of efforts to improve food safety.

The pork market is the first to test a food quality program proposed by local authorities, Wang Longxing, director of the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, said yesterday during the annual session of the city's People's Congress.

Local companies can require live pig suppliers from other provinces to pass a quality examination before sending their products to the city, Wang said.

In the event substandard pork is found on the wholesale market, local wholesalers can ask for compensation from the suppliers, he said.

Source: Shanghai Daily

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