The State Council has released two national plans on food and drug safety during the 2016-2020 period, promising rigorous standards with strong supervision, accountability and sanctions.
The period will see the full establishment of an efficient food and drug safety management system, according to the documents.
By 2020, random safety checks will cover all food categories with agricultural pollution sources effectively addressed.
There will be at least one safety check of producers and traders annually. The number and quality of professional drug quality inspectors should expand to meet demand.