CHINA’s restaurants asked to publicize food additives
Posted: April 29th, 2011 - 2:01pm
Source: Xinhua News Agency
BEIJING -- China Thursday asked its catering companies to publicize the food additives they use in their flavorings, beverages and condiments, in the latest effort to crack down on illegal additive use and improve food safety.
A circular issued by the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) asks that catering firms report information regarding the food additives used in their food to local authorities by the end of May this year.
In addition, the names of these additives should be clearly posted in restaurants for customers to see, the circular said, adding that catering companies should also reply truthfully to any related inquiries raised by consumers.