CHINA to offer rewards for food safety informers
Posted: July 29th, 2011 - 10:03pm
BEIJING -- China will offer rewards to people who report on food safety issues such as the illegal use of additives or sale of meat from animals which die of disease, state media said Thursday, as Beijing tries again to crack down on a persistent problem.
"Government departments at all levels must set up dedicated funds for a reward system for reporting on food safety," the official Xinhua news agency cited a government directive as saying.
Rewards will be paid out if investigations prove the veracity of the tip-offs, it added.
Those who work for people or companies which adulterate food products are especially encouraged to participate, the report said.