Taiwan's beefed up NT$200,000 penalty for meat smuggling kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's beefed up penalties for meat smuggling kick in today, including an NT$200,000 (NT$6,489) fine for first-time offenders and an NT$1 million fine for repeat offender...

17 passengers fined over weekend for smuggling meat into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 passengers have been fined for trying to bring meat products into Taiwan since stiffer fines have been put in place, announced the Bureau of Animal and Plant Heal...

Taiwan fines passengers bringing in meat products from Hong Kong, Macau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In the wake of the African swine fever outbreak in China, Taiwan's agriculture authorities are tightening border checks and raising fines to prevent the transmission of the ...

Avian flu hits two Yunlin duck farms in Taiwan; 5,043 birds culled

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A total of 5,043 ducks have been culled on two farms in Yunlin County that were found to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, the Bureau of Animal and Pla...

Meat smuggling fine raised to NT$300,000 to prevent spread of African swine fever to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) or hoof-and-mouth disease to Taiwan, the Cabinet yesterday (Nov. 8) passed a draft amendment to the Statute for...

181 caught smuggling Chinese meat into Taiwan during Sept.1-Aug.14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Sept. 1 to Oct. 14, 181 people were caught trying to smuggle illicit Chinese meat products into Taiwan, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantin...

Taiwan discourages use of herbicide ‘Roundup’ involved in cancer of US groundskeeper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to the verdict where a former U.S. school groundskeeper was awarded US$289 million in a lawsuit accusing Monsanto’s “Roundup” weedkiller of c...

Goose farm in Yunlin hit by avian flu, nearly 1,000 geese culled

Taipei, April 2 (CNA) A goose farm in Yunlin County has been confirmed to have been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 974 geese, a Council of Ag...

Kinmen on track to be listed FMD-free with vaccination

Kinmen County is on track to being officially recognized by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as foot-and-mouth disease-free with the use of vaccination, according to the Council of Agric...

Taiwan bans poultry from Japan following outbreak of avian flu

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan issued a new ban on Japanese poultry on Friday after an H5 strain of avian flu was detected in Japan's Kagawa Prefecture that led to the culling of 92,000 chickens. T...

First batch of Japanese Wagyu beef arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a 14-year hiatus, Japanese beef will be available in Taiwan. The first batch of Japanese Wagyu beef, weighing 205.1 kg, arrived at Taoyuan Airport late Thursday and underw...

Egg products from three farms in central Taiwan found containing excessive fipronil

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Egg products from three farms in central Taiwan’s Changhua County were tested as containing excessive insecticide fipronil and ordered to be taken off shelf by Taiwan&...

Chickens infected with avian flu virus in Kaohsiung destroyed: BAPHIQ

Chickens that were found to be infected with the avian influenza virus in a slaughterhouse in the southern city of Kaohsiung earlier this week have been destroyed, said on Saturday the Bureau of An...

3,088 chickens culled in Pingtung farm due to H5N2 avian flu

The Council of Agriculture (COA) confirmed the presence of H5N2 avian influenza on a poultry farm in Pingtung County, with a total of 3,088 chickens being culled on Monday. The strain of avian infl...

Taiwan steps up bird flu prevention as fall migration looms

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The government has devised measures for the cleaning and disinfection of poultry transport vehicles and cages or crates to help prevent avian influenza from spreading, effectiv...