Chinese university students lack knowledge on food safety: report

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-13 21:16:02|Editor: Li Xia
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BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- A recent report has shown that China's university students still lack the knowledge about laws, regulations and materials concerning food safety.

Jointly released by the country's major economy website, the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Sharpen Research Institute, the report is based on an online quiz conducted at universities in 31 provincial-level regions from July to November last year.

It showed that university students know the most about food safety related to beverages and alcohol.

Questions on the sources and production of food materials saw the highest error rate, according to the report.

As for categories, the students were more unfamiliar with the laws and regulations, bakery products, packing materials and sweeteners in terms of food safety. Over 32.8 percent of them failed to give the correct definition of a food safety incident.

While stronger action has been taken on the back of a number of notorious food safety incidents in recent months, it is equally important to further popularize knowledge on food safety and raise people's awareness, the Economic Daily said upon the release of the report.