A little history here, the former head of this department in China was reported to have received 6.49 million in bribes from drug manufacturers. Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of the State Food and Drug Administration in China, was executed on the 10th of July 2007.
We all are aware of some of the stories in the past with both food and drug products coming from China to include melamine poisoned dry milk products that went around the world and just yesterday we now have big lot of honey with antibiotics being found.
The article goes on to state that only months ago five of Zhang’s former colleagues were arrested. BD
A DEPUTY chief of China's food and drug regulator has been sacked and is being investigated for disciplinary violations, flagging another possible corruption scandal for the watchdog.
Zhang Jingli, 55, a deputy director of State Food and Drug Administration since 2003, is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, an anti-corruption body, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, citing an official in a brief report that offered no details on what the suspected violations were.
It's not the first time this year that FDA officials have been investigated.
China's FDA is now affiliated with the Ministry of Health and no longer independent after former chief Zheng Xiaoyu was executed in 2007 after being found guilty of taking 6.49 million yuan in bribes and dereliction of duty.