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China to intensify crackdown on illegal cooking oil

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Staff Writer | April 27, 2017
The State Council issued a guideline to establish a long-term mechanism to crack down on illegal cooking oil, as part of national efforts for improving food safety during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.
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Asia   The State Council issued a guideline
Catering companies, canteens at administrative enterprises and institutions, poultry slaughtering and meat processing enterprises are ordered to separately collect, store and record their kitchen waste, meat processing waste and animal products, according to the plan.

It also urged fostering enterprises for the harmless disposal of waste and resource use according to the size of cities where they are located, and providing them with preferential tax policies.

Policies and measures for the disposal of kitchen waste, meat processing waste and unlicensed livestock and poultry products will be improved, with efforts to regulate disposal methods and promote harmless disposal technology, thus preventing pollution to the environment.

Slaughtering, meat processing, edible oil and catering enterprises are also urged to establish a tracking system for product purchasing.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture and related departments are asked to crack down on the illegal conduct of selling fake brand edible oil online, and offer rewards to informants who have information about such illegal activities.

Local governments above county level will be responsible within their regions for the disposal of kitchen and meat waste that could be turned into illegal cooking oil.