China to punish stars promoting unsafe food

Beijing, May 5 (IANS) Celebrities in China will be punished for advertising unsafe food products in accordance with laws, a judicial official has said.

The move appears aimed at combating increasing number of food scandals in the country.

The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) spokesperson has stated the celebrities will also be prosecuted for criminal liability for producing and spreading deceptive advertising with the identity of advertising managers or releasers, reported China Daily.

The SPC and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate recently issued interpretations that specify crimes related to food safety and set standards for the punishment for these crimes.

–Indo-Asia News Service

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