BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- China will ban sales of
farm products that fail to meet safety standards starting Nov. 1, said An Jian,
deputy director of the Commission of Legislative Affairs of the National
People's Congress Standing Committee on Wednesday.
The country's first law on farm product safety goes
into effect on Nov. 1, said the official.
An said the law will play a key role in ensuring farm
product safety, preserving public health and promoting the development of
agriculture and the rural economy.
The law will establish a farm product safety
supervision and management system as well as a farm product source registration
system to ensure the country's food safety, he said.
A farm product safety risk analysis and appraisal
system and an identification system for high quality, pesticide-free farm
products will also be set up.
Those who fail to observe the farm product safety law
will be punished, he said.
An said that, if firmly applied, the new regulations
will guarantee China's farm product safety.