In Beijing and Shanghai, authorities have invested in operations in a bid to crack down on food safety breaches throughout China.
In Beijing, the National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment was inaugurated last week.
Established by the government’s Ministry of Health, it will provide support in assessing, monitoring and communicating food security risks and standards.
In Shanghai, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration will give higher monetary rewards to people who report illegal manufacturing of foods in China.
It has increased rewards to encourage industry insiders and informers to provide information about illegal operation and production activities of food in China.
Whistleblowers can now receive up to 200,000 yuan ($31,330).