The state authority of food and drug recently hold a meeting in Guangzhou to release information about the crackdown on sales fraud and false advertisement of health food nationwide. Relevant officials addressed at the meeting.
The officials said that nearly 870,000 food production and sales companies were inspected during the campaign, and over 12,000 illegal cases were spotted. Products with the value of 360 million yuan were confiscated, and relevant companies were fined with 180 million yuan. However, the campaign still failed to cover the market comprehensively, and more efforts should be paid to educate the public of food safety issues, and help consumers protect their own due rights.