China's Guangdong Province, is integrating Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) into the growing local food businesses for dairy, meat and snacks production.
Yurun Group, a meat processing company in east China's Jiangsu Province was also implementing HACCP under the eye of the provincial entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau, said group president Zhu Yicai.
Li Tairan said the technology, recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) as "the most economical and effective" means to ensure food safety, had been adopted by many countries around the world, and is mandatory in some.
He believed introducing HACCP in China would facilitate the government's supervision of the food industry and boost the country's economic development by strengthening people's faith in food safety.
Liang Huapeng from a food company in Guangzhou said HACCP verification was a must for Chinese food products to enter North America and western European countries, and the implementation of HACCP would boost Chinese companies' exports.
Shanghai officials said the government saw adopting the system as a way to sharpen the competitive edge of the local food industry.