Juan Liu, Strategies and Initiatives Addressing Food Safety Problems in Contemporary China, The Solutions Journal, Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2017, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/strategies-initiatives-addressing-food-safety-problems-contemporary-china/) Abstract: Public concerns around food safety have recently exploded in China, following a series of food safety incidents and scandals reported in the media since 2008. When it comes to food safety, retailers, manufacturers, foodservice operators, caterers, industry associations, technical experts, and governments all recognize that they are facing a crisis of trust in China. Hence, many strategies and policies have been enacted to improve consumers' confidence and build a more positive image for food products and companies. The Chinese government has taken actions to reduce social anxiety after the frequent occurrences of food safety problems in the past years.  Key participants in several of the scandals were severely punished, a politically powerful Food Safety Commission was created, and, in 2009, a sweeping new food safety law was enacted.1 Some national overhauls in sectors including milk products, cooking oil, health foods, meat, and alcohol have also been launched to fight … Topics: Agriculture & Food; Community; Food Security