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Over 5,000 public interest lawsuits concerning food, drug safety filed in Q1

Xinhua | April 22, 2024

Procuratorial organs across China filed 5,126 public interest lawsuits concerning food and drug safety in the first quarter of 2024, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on Sunday.

Among the cases, 4,235 were related to food safety, including the quality and safety of agricultural products, while the remaining cases were related to drug safety, according to the SPP.

Procurators urged administrative organs to launch a special campaign against counterfeit agricultural materials and regulate online advertisements for food and medical products.

The SPP said it had continuously stepped up efforts on litigation concerning food and drug safety. It urged more efforts to guarantee the right to information for consumers and the safety regarding online consumption of food products.