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China aims to improve logistics system to protect food safety

2017-04-21 20:38:00 (Beijing Time)


BEIJING -- China will build a cold chain logistics system to improve food safety and boost consumer spending, according to an official document released on Friday.

The general office of the State Council, China's cabinet, published a guideline on the development of cold chain logistics framework, underscoring the importance on food safety and consumption upgrades.

The document calls for a significant increase in the use of cold chain to transport fresh farm produce and perishable food by 2020.

A cold chain temperature tracking system should be established. Logistical infrastructure should be built in major food producing regions and consumer markets across the country.