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The China melamine milk scandal and its implications for food safety regulation

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  • Pei, Xiaofang
  • Tandon, Annuradha
  • Alldrick, Anton
  • Giorgi, Liana
  • Huang, Wei
  • Yang, Ruijia
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    This article examines the development of the Chinese dairy sector since 2000 and investigates how this has affected food safety. The ongoing problems caused by melamine contamination are linked to the rapid and unregulated development of this sector. Currently, China is faced with demands - both from home and abroad - to improve its food safety record. This will necessitate it upgrades its regulatory framework to meet the standards of Codex Alimentarius and the EU. A serious restructuring of the dairy sector as well as of the public food safety control agencies is called for. The costs and benefits to be accrued by these reforms are the subject of this article.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Food Policy.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 412-420

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:36:y:2011:i:3:p:412-420

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    Keywords: Safety Melamine Dairy China EU Regulations;

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    Cited by:
    1. Jan Mei Soon & Richard N. Baines, 2013. "Public and Private Food Safety Standards: Facilitating or Frustrating Fresh Produce Growers?," Laws, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(1), pages 1-19, January.
    2. Jia, Xiangping & Huang, Jikun & Luan, Hao & Rozelle, Scott & Swinnen, Johan, 2012. "China’s Milk Scandal, government policy and production decisions of dairy farmers: The case of Greater Beijing," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 390-400.

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