The China Post writes that the issue of food safety has once again been put under the spotlight due to the contaminated oil case, a familiar attitude and approach to dealing with the problem can be detected in the government. The question is whether the same measures are likely to be effective this time.
After more food companies, including well-known food manufacturers, were reported to have used the polluted oil, the government called for a meeting to be held between central and local health departments within 24 hours to deliberate a plan to solve the problem. In addition, they also started thorough investigations to check the purchasing details.
This situation brings up the question of why such problems have happened again less than a year after the previous incident. Especially as the government promised to protect consumers’ rights and guarantee food safety through various methods. Why is the health of citizens once again being threatened by polluted oil?
It would appear that a great deal more government and corporate determination is needed to actually put plans into practice and solve the problem as soon as is practically possible.