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National Plan for Emergency Response to Food Safety Incidents.

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This National Plan for Emergency Response to Food Safety Incidents is a sectoral policy document. It is developed in order to establish a sound operational mechanism for responding to food safety accidents, effectively prevent and actively respond to food safety accidents, efficiently organize emergency response work, minimize the harm of food safety accidents, ensure public health and life safety, and maintain normal socio-economic order.
Food safety accidents mentioned in the Plan refer to accidents such as food poisoning, foodborne diseases, food pollution, etc. that originate from food and pose a threat or potential threat to human health.
Food safety accidents are divided into four levels, namely particularly serious food safety accidents, major food safety accidents, relatively large food safety accidents, and general food safety accidents. The assessment and verification of accident levels shall be carried out by the health administrative department in conjunction with relevant departments in accordance with relevant regulations.
After a food safety accident occurs, the health administrative department organizes an analysis and assessment of the accident according to law, and determines the level of the accident. For particularly serious food safety accidents, the Ministry of Health, together with the Food Safety Office, will propose a first-level response to the State Council. After approval by the State Council, the National Specially Serious Food Safety Accident Emergency Response Headquarters will be established for unified leadership and command. Accident emergency response work; for major, relatively large, and general food safety accidents, the people's governments at the provincial, city, and county levels where the accidents are located shall organize and establish corresponding emergency response command agencies to uniformly organize and carry out emergency response work in their administrative regions.
The Ministry of Health, in conjunction with relevant departments of the State Council, formulates and implements a plan to strengthen the national food safety risk monitoring capacity based on the comprehensive utilization of existing monitoring institutions, and establishes a nationwide monitoring system for foodborne diseases, food pollution, and harmful factors in food. The Ministry of Health conducts a comprehensive analysis of the food safety situation based on the results of food safety risk monitoring, and proposes and publishes food safety risk warning information for foods that may have a high degree of safety risk.
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