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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(9), 10662-10670; doi:10.3390/ijerph120910662

Microbiological Food Safety Surveillance in China

National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, Beijing 100021, China
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 14 July 2015 / Revised: 12 August 2015 / Accepted: 16 August 2015 / Published: 28 August 2015
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Microbiological food safety surveillance is a system that collects data regarding food contamination by foodborne pathogens, parasites, viruses, and other harmful microbiological factors. It helps to understand the spectrum of food safety, timely detect food safety hazards, and provide relevant data for food safety supervision, risk assessment, and standards-setting. The study discusses the microbiological surveillance of food safety in China, and introduces the policies and history of the national microbiological surveillance system. In addition, the function and duties of different organizations and institutions are provided in this work, as well as the generation and content of the surveillance plan, quality control, database, and achievement of the microbiological surveillance of food safety in China. View Full-Text
Keywords: microbiology; surveillance; food safety; China microbiology; surveillance; food safety; China

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Pei, X.; Li, N.; Guo, Y.; Liu, X.; Yan, L.; Li, Y.; Yang, S.; Hu, J.; Zhu, J.; Yang, D. Microbiological Food Safety Surveillance in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 10662-10670.

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