China will publicize an upgraded national standard that offers strict guidelines in the safe use of food additives by end of 2011, according to the circular.
The 2008 scandal where milk produced in China was tainted with melamine led to a worldwide recall of Chinese dairy products and was a major embarrassment for the country’s Communist leadership.
In a country hit by a string of food safety scandals, the interest of Chinese farmers to go organic farming is going like wildfire. Ji Yunliang who earned a doctorate in chemistry from Beijing University has run a small organic farm of his own.
Since melamine has set off a global food safety scare, the consuming public has raised the health concerns of most foods tainted with the chemical.
Pure melamine is a kind of plastic composed of alfa cellulose melamine crystal, and formaldehyde solvent.