According to this news announcement, published on June 6, 2013 by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), the Chinese government recently held a seminar to discuss food safety and possible revisions to the 2009 Food Safety Law. Chinese officials are considering amending the national food safety law to establish more stringent regulations and toughen penalties for food safety violations. More information may be found in this ChemLinked story.
In related news, on June 19, Xinhua News Agency (the official Chinese government press agency) reported that China's State Council had included amending the food safety law as a legislative project this year.
These discussions take place amidst recent food safety concerns, including food scares over the use of unapproved additives in food products. China's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database.