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Ningbo Tightens Agricultural Products Supervision

On Aug. 12th, about 200 supervisors of agricultural products from across the country gathered in Fenghua to participate in a training session for agricultural regulation. During the session, the unique “Fenghua Mode” won wide acclaim.

In recent years, Ningbo has established a preliminary information platform monitoring the quality and safety of agricultural products in a sign of tightening agricultural control. In 2015, Fenghua was listed in the first crop of counties foregrounded for the quality and safety of their agricultural products, and other counties including Yuyao, Ninghai, Xiangshan and Zhenhai were also named model counties for product safety. The agricultural products in Ningbo continued to improve in both quality and safety. During the year, it has conducted over 5500 spot checks which showed a general 99% pass rate.

In particular, the session introduced the special mode and innovative solutions adopted by Fenghua. It’s reported that to ensure smooth operation, Fenghua channeled 1.5 million yuan every year and set up relevant systems tightening agricultural products supervision. So far, Ningbo has formed three supervision teams that respectively check the origin, monitor the process and test the products on sale.

Cheng Jingen, deputy director of Agricultural Products Quality and Safety Supervison and Qian Yongzhong, director of Research Center of Agricultural Products Standard extolled the methods and experience of Fenghua as taking the lead nationwide and worth modelling after.

Vice mayor Lin Jinguo said that Ningbo would seize the opportunity to learn from other cities in pursuit of stronger agricultural products supervision for higher safety and quality, further boosting modern agriculture

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