BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers on Friday voted to adopt a revised Law on Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products at the 36th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature.
The revisions were done to enhance the law connection with the Food Safety Law, so that all the links related to food safety, including production, processing and consumption, could be effectively supervised and regulated in accordance with the law.
The revised law includes stipulations ensuring that the country's quality and safety standards for agricultural products are fully implemented. New quality and safety requirements regarding the transportation and storing of agricultural products were also added.
Governmental departments in charge of rural and agricultural affairs ought to enhance coordination with market supervision authorities to better ensure the quality and safety of agricultural products, according to the revised law. ■