Ordos city enjoys strong food safety management in 2020

Updated: 2021-02-02 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print

In North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Ordos city experienced zero food safety incidents at the source, systemic or regional levels during 2020. The city's food safety situation was stable and showed improvement through the year.

In recent years, Ordos formulated the "Several Measures for Deepening Reform and Strengthening Food Safety in Ordos City," taking food safety as an essential livelihood project.

The city has established a robust management mechanism for producing edible agricultural and livestock products and market access. Ordos also continued to carry out particular actions to crack down on illegal activities such as counterfeit and shoddy food in the health food industry and rural and pastoral areas.

In 2020, the city's financial department invested 56.2 million yuan ($8.43 million) in food safety work.

Ordos has built seven "safe meat and vegetable" demonstration supermarkets, 399 rural and pastoral demonstration stores, eight standardized demonstration farmers' markets, and 174 catering service advanced management demonstration stores.

In 2020, Ordos added 17 dairy product workshops throughout the year, and the city’s large supermarkets have all set up sales counters specializing in traditional ethnic dairy products.

Last year, Ordos completed the risk assessment of 181 food production enterprises and 1,107 small food production and processing workshops. 

It also strengthened food sampling inspections. A total of 8,657 food safety inspections have been completed, with a pass rate of 97.67 percent.