Chinese official: Food for Beijing Olympics “perfectly safe”

China’s food safety supervisors on Thursday reiterated their confidence in supplies for next month’s Beijing Olympic Games, saying athletes can rely on catering services at the Olympic village.

China is “capable and confident” of ensuring the absolute safety of food supplied to the Games, said Tang Yunhua, a Beijing Food Safety Administration official.

She said the capital’s food quality control department had sent inspectors to monitor the entire process of Olympic food supply, from production to the table, making sure nothing would go wrong.

“We shoulder this responsibility for the perfect safety of Olympic food. We are capable and confident of it,” she told a press conference.
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