The government supervises and administers enterprises that have obtained food additives production licenses, supervises and administers the use of food additives by food production enterprises, taking supervision, inspection and administrative penalties for illegal acts as important ways. The quality and technical supervision departments must first comply with the provisions of the Administrative Punishment Law for the supervision and inspection of enterprises producing and using food additives.
To supervise and inspect the quality and technical supervision departments and to implement administrative penalties, the first is to supervise and inspect and implement administrative penalties must conform to the legislative purpose of the Administrative Punishment Law. The Administrative Punishment Law stipulates that the implementation of administrative penalties shall be standardized, administrative organs shall be guaranteed and supervised to effectively implement administrative management, safeguard public interests and social order, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, legal persons or other organizations. This is the fundamental starting point for supervising and implementing penalties for the production and use of food additives. Secondly, administrative punishment follows the principle of justice and openness. The implementation of administrative punishment must be based on facts, and is comparable to the facts, nature, circumstances and social harm of illegal acts. Thirdly, the legal types of administrative penalty, the statutory circumstances of administrative penalty discretion, the statutory requirements of administrative penalty decision and the procedure of implementing administrative penalty are the basic behavior norms for controlling the quality and technical supervision departments to exercise the power of supervision, inspection and administrative penalty.