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AQSIQ: 98,000 Food Companies Received Production Licenses

Pu Changcheng, the vice-director of China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, said in a State Council Information Office press conference that the special examination of product quality and food safety has been completed and all the goals have been achieved.

He said 100% of the 98,000 food producing and processing companies received production licenses and all of the approved products will be attached with a QS label.

In addition, 100% of the 120,000 individual food workshops signed a letter of commitment for quality and safety; sixteen kinds of illegal activities in food production were dealt with in the examination and serious illegal activities like producing and selling counterfeit products in key areas were rooted out. Quality documents were also established for all the 33,000 consumer goods producing companies, while more than 10,000 companies were included in the supervision network for quality oversight.

In the special examination, 16,000 raw material bases were examined; 168 batches of illegal import meat, fruits and waste materials were returned or destroyed; inspection and quarantine labels were add to more than 120,000 batches of export food products.

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