Chinese Concerned About Food Quality; Should We Be, Too?

In the wake of scandals involving contaminated milk and pork, efforts are on to ensure quality. China has vowed to improve food safety laws following a series of scandals involving contaminated milk and pork.

China’s supreme court has ordered judges across the country to issue harsher sentences, including the death penalty, to people convicted of food safety violations as the government struggles to clean up the nation’s food supply after repeated scandals. More than 2,000 people across the country have been arrested for failing to meet safety standards.

This video reminds us of the need for greater surveillance of imported food products and clearly defines the need for clean air, clean water and clean soil.

Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from Beijing.