Taiwan jujubes first to enter S Korean market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Friday (Nov. 22) that South Korea has agreed to Taiwan jujube imports — making it ...

Regulations for Taiwan guava exports to US finalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After approving the import of Taiwan’s guavas to the U.S., the two governments have finalized the details for shipments to begin. Last Thursday (Oct. 17), the U.S...

Taoyuan slaughterhouse hit by avian flu, 1,453 chickens destroyed

A total of 1,453 frozen chickens from a slaughterhouse in Taoyuan have been destroyed after they were confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus, the city's Anima...

US approves imports of fresh Taiwan guavas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As relations between the U.S. and Taiwan continue to warm, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday (Oct. 17) announced that it has authorized the import of guavas g...

Taiwan sounds alarm on South Korean products over swine flu fear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korean produced fish and cheese sausage sticks, all available on local online shopping platforms and allegedly containing pork, are causing concern as the Northeast ...

South Korean visitors to face heavy fine for importing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls on visitors from South Korea starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 17), as the Northeast Asian country has confirmed its first ca...

3,000 ducks in Kaohsiung culled due to bird flu infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 3,000 mule, or sterile, ducks have been culled due to a H5N5 subtype infection of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, which is the first reported case in Taiw...

Taiwan rejects 1,000 kg of mangosteens from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Inspectors on Friday (September 6) rejected the first batch of 1,000 kilograms of mangosteens to arrive from Thailand in 16 years due to a packaging issue. The load of ...

Travelers to Taiwan warned against importing meat mooncakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, visitors are being urged not to import mooncakes that contain meat to Taiwan, due to African swine fever (ASF) prevention me...

Myanmar travelers to Taiwan to be fined NT$200,000 for importing pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors from Myanmar who bring pork products with them will be fined NT$200,000 (US$6,312) starting Thursday (Aug. 15), said Taiwan’s disease prevention authorities...

Taiwan authorities seize huge stash of banned animal drugs

Coast Guard inspectors, animal health authorities and police seized nearly 6,000 kilograms of banned animal drugs during a raid of an animal drug vendor's warehouse in Pingtung County in late May,...

Fall armyworms spread to 10 Asian countries, threaten 20% of crops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) have spread to 10 Asian countries and are expected to affect as much as 20 percent of the continent's crops, the Liberty Times r...

Trichogramma wasps shown to be effective against fall armyworm in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s fall armyworm (FAW) emergency response center said on Monday (July 15) that tiny Trichogramma wasps have proven effective in suppressing the growth of fall ...

Taiwan's fall armyworm infestation set to spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced this week that there have been 199 cases of the fall armyworm discovered acro...

Taiwan confirms new cases of avian flu on 3 farms

More than 7,500 birds were culled after new cases of avian influenza were confirmed on three poultry farms in Yunlin County, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) sa...