Commission on Food Safety

Commission on Food Safety of the State Council
国务院食品安全委员会
Formation 2010
Type Supra-ministerial policy coordination and consultation body
Location
  • Beijing
Leader
Zhang Gaoli
Deputy Leader
Wang Yang
Chief of General Office
Zhang Yong
Parent organization
State Council of the People's Republic of China
Subsidiaries General Office of the Commission on Food Safety

The Commission on Food Safety of the State Council (Chinese: 国务院食品安全委员会; pinyin: Guówùyuàn Shípǐn Ānquán Weǐyuánhuì) is a policy coordination committee with ultimate oversight on food safety in China. As it is an ad-hoc coordination body it should not be confused with the established commissions and ministries which report into the State Council. The Commission is headed by the Vice-Premier of the State Council, Zhang Gaoli, who is also a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China.

The Commission was established in 2010 after a series of food safety incidents reduced the trust of the Chinese public as well as importers of Chinese made food outside of China. For example, the 2008 baby milk powder scandal caused major international controversy. The Commission was initially headed by Li Keqiang, then the top-ranked Vice-Premier of the State Council and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, who was assisted by two deputies, Vice Premier Wang Qishan and Vice Premier Hui Liangyu.[1] In 2013, Li Keqiang handed leadership of the group to Zhang Gaoli.

The membership of the group consists mostly of vice-ministerial level officials.

Leaders

  1. Li Keqiang (2010–2013, then serving as Vice Premier and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee)
  2. Zhang Gaoli (2013–present, serving as Vice Premier and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee)

Current composition

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References

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