The aftermath of the milk scandal of 2008 :the challenges of Chinese systemic governance and food safety regulation.

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Li, Yanjie;
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Food safety problems set an enormous challenge to China’s sustainable economic development. The Milk Scandal of 2008 brought public attention to the poor regulation and ineffective administration of the food industry. This highlighted the fact that food safety is releva... View more
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    Chapter 2 Milk Scandal of 2008-A Case Study of the Weakness of the Food Safety System in China...18

    II. A Case Study of the 2008 Chinese Milk Scandal......................................................................... 22 1. Milk Scandal of 2008.............................................................................................................22 2. The Causes of the Milk Scandal............................................................................................ 27 2.1 From the Company's Perspective - Take Sanlu Company as the Case Study........... 27 2.2 From the Government's Perspective- Ineffective Regulatory System........................31

    Chapter 3 Food Safety Regulation in China.............................................................................................. 43

    II. Food Safety and Sustainable Development in China................................................................... 44

    III. An Overview of Chinese Food Safety Law in the Context of the Global Economy.................. 47

    1.The Influences of Food Safety Law Overseas........................................................................47 2. A Brief Outline of Early Developments in Food Safety Law in China.................................51 3. Chinese Food Safety Legislation after Milk Scandal of 2008.............................................. 55 3.1 The Innovations in the Food Safety Law 2009........................................................... 55 3.2 Regulatory Enforcement Tools under the Food Safety Law 2009..............................58 3.3 Criminal Penalties and Food Safety Law.................................................................... 61 3.4 The shortcoming of the 2009 Food Safety Law.......................................................... 64

    Chapter 4 Problems with Implementation of Food Safety Regulation in China.......................................70

    II. Evaluating the Main Challenges of Ensuring Food Safety in China............................................70 2. The Impact of Industrialisation and Urbanisation on Food Safety....................................... 72 3. The Impact of Environmental Degradation on Food Safety................................................. 74 4. The Local Protectionism and GDP........................................................................................ 76 5. The Absence of the Independent Judiciary System...............................................................81 6. Corruption Problems in China...............................................................................................90 7. The Multi-Layered Implementation and the Overlapping Standards................................... 95

    III. Ensuring the Food Safety in China- A Long Way to Go........................................................... 108

    Chapter 5 Environmental Protection as a Possible Model for Reform in China.....................................119

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