Ensuring Food and Drug Safety
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“Food safety is a big issue, and drug safety is a matter of life.” The security of food and drug (including five types of products: food, medicine, health food, medical equipment, cosmetics and so on, hereinafter referred to as “Four Products and One Machinery”) is one of the most concerned about by the people, the most direct, and the most realistic problems of the interests, which acts as the important foundation to ensure and improve people’s livelihood and innovate social governance, and is the important test for the Party’s ruling ability and national governance ability to comprehensively promote the rule of law, maintain social harmony and stability, and build a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Since China’s reform and opening-up, remarkable achievements have been obtained in our modernization construction, and the rapid economic and social development. The rapid development in food and drug industry, which has become the important pillar industry of our national economy, has better guaranteed the people’s basic needs for diet and medication, and has made outstanding contributions to the people’s life from insufficient food and clothing to the overall well-off society. Since entering the new century, people have a higher expectation for a better life, and the demands for diet and medication are undergoing profound changes from quantity to quality by quickly turning “no starvation and drug accessibility” into “food safety and nutrition, medicine safety and effectiveness”, thus, the guarantee of food and drug safety has entered a new era.