Abstract: through inquiring and analyzing the food safety information from websites of relevant central departments from June 2012 to July 2013, it is found that China food safety information disclosure is transformed to behavioral norms from institutional construction; significant food safety information is released by the newly-founded China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). The disclosure of food safety standard information was a highlight in 2012. Problems still exist: the chaotic information releasing subjects are not improved; relevant departments lack accurate understanding about food safety information; the information release contents are not comprehensive; the information can not be released timely; released information is different from public demand. In order to improve the quality of published food safety information, it shall detail the classification of food safety information; based on the principle that ‘who manages and who releases’, straighten out the information release functions of supervision authorities; strengthen the construction of provincial food safety information release platform; immobilize the food safety white paper in a normalization mode.
Key words: food safety; government information; information quality