CHINA detains more than 2,000 in food safety crackdown
Posted: September 28th, 2011 - 6:14pm
BEIJING -- China has detained more than 2,000 people, seized tonnes of tainted products and closed more than 5,000 companies in a five-month crackdown on food safety problems, but the road ahead remains tough, state media said on Monday.
"Our recent campaign has achieved notable success. But this is just a beginning," an unnamed official from the cabinet's food safety task force told Xinhua news agency.
"The campaign should not be given an excessively high appraisal. We cannot lower our guard or rest up, and must be aware of the complex, long-term nature of the food safety problem and remain on high alert," the official added.
"We must keep up the pressure and must not give criminal elements any opportunities."