Taiwan opposition party accused of posting ‘fake’ ractopamine video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A department under the Council of Agriculture (COA) has asked prosecutors to investigate the Kuomintang (KMT) for posting a video about the treatment of pigs with ractopam...

Taiwan bans poultry imports from UK over bird flu fears

Taiwan has removed the United Kingdom from its list of countries free from the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus and banned live poultry imports from the country after an outbreak was confirmed ...

Pet birds allowed on Taipei MRT from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pet birds are now allowed on public buses and the MRT in Taipei, the Public Transportation Office (PTO) announced Tuesday (Sept. 1). Passengers can now bring their bird...

Reports of illicit seeds sent to Taiwan from China increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said on Wednesday (Aug 5) that customs inspections of shipments from China will be expand...

Suspicious parcel from China reported in Taiwan following US warnings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After multiple reports in different U.S. states of unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds that appear to be from China, a woman living in Taiwan claimed she also received ...

Taiwan races against time to vaccinate cattle in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is rushing to inoculate cattle on the outlying island county of Kinmen amid an outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) that poses a threat to the country’s beef ...

Taiwan reports first Lumpy skin disease cases in cattle, likely from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has confirmed its first lumpy skin disease (LSD) cases in cattle on its outlying islands of Kinmen, and the authorities suspect the disease may have been imported f...

Pork exports allowed after OIE designates Taiwan FMD-free zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pork has been cleared for export following an over two-decade hiatus after a global animal health agency declared the nation free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)...

Taiwan bans pork from India over African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan banned the import of pork from India on Monday (May 4) after the northeast Indian state of Assam reported cases of African swine fever (ASF). Passengers carrying...

Italy will ride out COVID-19 storm: Representative to Taiwan

Italy was the first country in Europe to be battered by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and Davide Giglio, Italy's representative to Taiwan, is hoping his country will be the firs...

Traveler caught trying to smuggle bird eggs from Thailand to Taiwan

A Taiwanese traveler has been caught at the Taoyuan airport for attempting to smuggle fertilized fowl eggs from Thailand into Taiwan, and will face severe punishment, Taipei Customs said Sunday. Th...

Taiwanese public urged to avoid contact with bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taiwan are urged to avoid contact with bats to reduce the chance of contracting viruses as the world grapples with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak some...

Taiwan bans Italian pork to prevent African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Wednesday (Feb. 19) that live pigs and pork products from Italy will no longer ...

China could face locust plague, Taiwan unlikely to fall victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China deals with the expanding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a locust plague which has decimated agriculture in East Africa could make its way toward the East ...

Vietnam-made pork liver paste pulled in Taiwan over African swine fever fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnam-produced pork liver paste has been ordered to be taken off shelves in Taiwan and banned from import over African swine fever (ASF) contamination fears. The pr...