The food safety information management and service platform will include a dozen existing systems of the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration—including licensing issues, inspections, as well as receiving public feedback and complaints. The platform, which took three years to be built and developed, includes comprehensive data on food safety monitoring.
The data collected by the new platform will also support food safety management and help to cope with emergency food safety incidents, said Yang Jingsong, director of the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration. The system is currently under final evaluation prior to its official launch.
Consumers can track the origin and inspection information for meat and other food products they buy online using a tracking code through their mobile phone app or WeChat account. If the meat is found inedible, authorities are now able to trace who is responsible.
Over 80 percent of the high-risk food firms handling dairy, meat and vegetable oil production have had cameras installed for real-time supervision of their operations, the nation’s Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.
Currently, 28,031 food and beverage enterprises have registered on the platform. Agricultural products from outside Shanghai and imported foods will soon also be included in the platform.