CHINA – The Ministry of Agriculture has called for the tightening of the control and assessment of raw milk.
According to the requirements of the Work on Quality and Safety of Dairy Products issued by the General Office of the State Council in September 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has taken measures to enhance the supervision on quality and safety of dairy products and made significant progress through special programmes on the basis of results from previous programmes.
The programmes for the regulation of raw milk have been expanded over four areas:
- All Milk stations involved in the collection of raw milk have, or will, be inspected in strict compliance with the Regulations on Supervision and Administration on Quality and Safety of Dairy Products.
- The quality and safety of raw milk has, and will, keep improving. According to the features of raw milk production and transportation, agricultural authorities have established a series of supervision systems, including special monitoring, surprise sampling inspection and sampling inspection by bodies from other places.
- Progress has been made in the development of standardised dairy cattle farming. 260 million yuan, from the state, has been allocated as special funds for subsidies on improved breeds to 9.02 million heads of dairy cattle in the country.
- Practical results have been achieved in terms of technical trainings for dairy farmers.
MOA will carry out the special programme on raw milk in accordance with the regulations in the next phase.
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