Shanghai's Food and Drug Administration's Rural Committee,
Commerce Administration, and the Municipal Urban Administrative and Law
Enforcement Bureau have announced that pig offal products will soon be subjected
to new traceability rules.
The government agencies in China, at the same time it announced
the enforcement of pig offal tracking, released the document “Improving Safety
and Quality Standards for Pig Offal Management,” which is expected to set
local guidelines for the industry, according to a report provided by Smart
the announcement, slaughter houses will hold the most responsibility for offal
product safety and quality. Offal products with packaging that is unfit will be
destroyed. Due to the presence of illegal vendors selling pig liver, kidney,
and lungs, widespread inspections are being implemented to make sure all sold
goods are properly certified. Additionally, packages that pass inspections will
be labeled in a way that consumers can easily see the processor and
producer. The rules also state that packaging must be nationally certified as
food-grade and cannot be reused.