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Lawmakers to visit I-Mei factory

Lawmakers to visit I-Mei factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation of legislators and government officials was planning to visit an I-Mei Foods Co., Ltd. factory on January 19 to learn more about the practice of food safety, reports said Saturday.
Taiwan was hit by several serious adulterated food controversies over the past year, but the company gained credibility by escaping the scandals and by proposing remedies to the situation.
Kuomintang legislator Wang Yu-min said the members of the Legislative Yuan’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee wanted to see for themselves how the new regulations concerning food safety were being put into practice. The amendments to the law introduced as a result of the scandals had been in effect for some time, and now was the time to see how businesses were responding and what ideas they had about the changes, Wang said.
According to the lawmaker, I-Mei had built up a positive reputation for withstanding the onslaught of the scandals, while it also had been one of the first to set up its own food testing laboratory. As a result, the legislative committee had picked I-Mei to be the first company to visit, but this did not exclude tours of other factories at a later date, the lawmaker said.
With the Lunar New Year holidays ahead, it was a positive sign that businesses, lawmakers and government officials could sit together at a symposium and discuss the details of food safety together, she said.
The event would also be attended by Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Tien Chiu-chin, Health and Welfare Vice Minister Shiu Ming-neng and acting Food and Drug Administration head Chiang Yu-mei, reports said.


Updated : 2021-09-17 15:11 GMT+08:00