The provincial food safety office of Hebei teamed up with nine other provincial regulators, including the public security bureau to launch a special campaign to crack down over illegal food and health food cases, as well as relevant false advertisement cases.

From July to September, the provincial food and drug regulator has inspected food companies for 34,561 times, and health food companies for 25,432 times. 19 companies were required to suspend from operations.

A platform to monitor ads was also launched. The platform covers all media platform in the province towards food-related ads. 286 ads were scanned by this platform, with a substandard rate of 1.61%. (

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