China to set up food safety system amid scares

China will set up a food safety information system to keep people better informed, Reuters reported a health ministry spokesman as saying on Monday, after a spate of food scares.
"We must pay attention to hygiene and safety of the public’s food and drink, and at the same time guarantee the timely, accurate, authoritative and scientific release of information," spokesman Mao Qun’an told a news conference.
In the latest food scare, Chinese media said that U.S. fast food giant KFC was using a potentially harmful chemical in the cooking process at restaurants in China, reports the health ministry said last week it was investigating.