World Bank approves $400m loan for China’s food safety



The World Bank has approved a loan of $400 million for a improvement project to help reduce risks.

Multiple measures were built into the project to assist farms and enterprises to improve compliance regulations and achieve safety certification standards, World Bank said.

Good practices would be promoted, and using biodegradable plastic mulch, eco-friendly food packaging and plastics, the bank said.

Efforts would go into upgrading public infrastructure for improved water quality and waste management.

Risk-based preventive controls for maintaining a safe food environment from “farm to plate’’ would also be carried out the project, it said.

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The project would support about 7,500 family farms, cooperatives, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as large-scale operations in the and food .

It would also improve food safety risk management and serve to run , said the bank. (Xinhua/NAN)