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1st Edition

Food Safety in China
A Comprehensive Review

ISBN 9780367378455
Published September 19, 2019 by CRC Press
384 Pages

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Book Description


China is the world’s top agricultural producer according to a World Trade Organization 2010 report, but a growing number of alarming safety issues has put the world’s top manufacturer of food on the defensive. Food Safety in China: A Comprehensive Review chronicles China’s current food safety problems from a professional perspective. This text describes key concepts, incorporates a research thread, considers various methods, provides context, and presents main conclusions. Containing investigative research and presenting an authoritative analysis of the subject, this text considers the complex issues that span the entire food supply chain system. It provides an overview of the current food safety situation, as well as its development and changes. It also details the structure of the food safety support system, and addresses growing concerns.

Explores Involvement in Stages

The book considers the interrelationship between the government, producers and traders, and consumers. It studies technical and management issues, and explains how that impacts businesses, the government regulatory system, and the end user. Factoring in the risks that can be caused by both natural and human influences, including the abuse of food additives, this book reviews the efforts put forth by China to prevent food safety issues. It examines the changing track of food safety (including imported and exported products) in key aspects such as production, circulation, and consumption from 2006 to 2011 based on empirical investigation and comprehensive use of various statistical data, and examines most specifically China's food safety situation in 2011.

This book addresses:

  • Food production and processing

  • Food transportation

  • Food consumption

  • Environment and consumer awareness of food safety

  • Efforts and techni

Table of Contents

Market Supply and Quality and Safety of Major Edible Agricultural Products. Food Industry Development and Food Quality in the Production Chain. Food Safety Supervision in Circulation and Food Quality and Safety. Quality and Safety of Import and Export Food. Food Safety Risk Assessment and Risk Characteristic Analysis at the Macrolevel. Food Safety Evaluation and Concerns of Urban and Rural Residents. Evolutionary Development of the Chinese Food Safety Legal System. Evolution and Reform of the Chinese Food Safety Management System. Construction and Development of a Food Safety Standard System. Research Report on Food Safety Information Disclosure. Food Safety Incidents of Concern in Chinese Mainland and a Brief Review. Research on Agricultural Production Mode Transformation: Vegetable Farmers’ Willingness to Adopt Biopesticides in Cangshan County, China. Main Conclusions and Research Prospects. Governance in China. References. Index.

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Linhai Wu, PhD, graduated with a bachelor of science from the department of chemistry of Jilin University. In July 2000, he graduated with a doctor of management degree in agricultural and forestry economics from Nanjing Agricultural University. Subsequently, he took a postdoctoral fellowship position at Nanjing University and Renmin University of China. Dr. Wu has been working in the government system for government policy-making consultation since 1987. Since September 2012, he has worked as a full-time researcher in food safety management at Jiangnan University. Dr. Wu is a leading expert and well-known management scholar in this field.

Dian Zhu, PhD, met Professor Linhai Wu from the Jiangnan University in 2010, and began postdoctoral research in the area of food safety management. For more than three years, he has conducted a number of studies on food safety management based on China’s realities with the purpose of gaining a better understanding of the food safety situation in China. With a bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in agricultural economics, and a doctorate in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Dr. Zhu is currently an associate professor at Suzhou University. Moreover, he is now engaged in postdoctoral research of food safety management at the School of Food Science at Jiangnan University.