Food and drug safety supervision improved

Respective responsibilities of several top offices related to food and drug cases have been clarified recently in a document on cooperation and connection between administrative enforcement and criminal justice.

The clarification will help solve existing problems such as lack of case transfer standards, difficulty in testing case-involved articles, and poor cooperation in case investigation.

In six chapters, the document includes requirements and procedures for case transfers, acceptance and return of cases, evidence usage, case file content sharing, and co-investigation of major cases.

The document also states procedures and methods for food and drug supervision, public security, and judicial and procuratorial offices.

The document was released by the China Food and Drug Administration, the State Council's Food Safety Commission Office (FSCO), the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, and the Ministry of Public Security in an attempt to protect public safety by curtailing criminal activity involving food and drugs.