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4 of 61 boba drinks inspected in Taiwan contain excessive sugar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) worked with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inspect 61 drinks at 61 random locations across Taiwan, finding 10 labeling v...

Owner of Taiwan company accused of online mask scam dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of Wawa Culture & Creative Co., a Taiwanese trading company accused of swindling more than NT$23 million (US$814,490) from consumers in online mask sales, ha...

Taiwan launches inspection of masks contaminated with toxic substances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities are embarking on a mass inspection of medical masks in Taiwan to determine whether they contain illegal azo dyes, a class of synthetic dyes that can...

Taiwan officials vow to crack down on pork-related price gouging

Taiwanese government officials on Saturday vowed to deal firmly with anyone caught artificially inflating the price of pork, following reports that vendors were raising prices amid concerns about a ne...

Peddling face masks, rubbing alcohol in Taiwan could incur heavy fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Selling surgical masks and rubbing alcohol in Taiwan without a permit is punishable with a fine of up to NT$2 million (US$65,600), warned the Taipei City Government, as th...

McDonald's and Burger King to raise prices in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following fast-food chain KFC's announcement of price hikes on Friday (Jan.10), other popular restaurants, such as McDonald’s and Burger King, have also decided ...

70% of claw machine stores surveyed in major Taiwanese cities are illegal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Executive Yuan’s Consumer Protection Committee and the Consumers’ Foundation released the results of an investigation which found that 70 percent of claw machin...

Taiwanese foreign language cram school ANL suddenly shuts its doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Only some of the students and teachers at the Taiwanese foreign language cram school ANL (艾而歐語) received a message on the social media app LINE on Friday (March 29) that the co...

22 of 25 portable fans fail Taiwan’s product tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Consumer Protection Committee (CPC, 行政院消費者保護處) announced that a mere three of 25 hand-held and rechargeable fan passed Taiwan's product tests on Sept. 3. ...

Taiwan’s top 7 alternative and unique B&Bs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Bed and Breakfasts have become something of a phenomenon in Taiwan in recent years. As the travel boom in Taiwan has continued to blossom, hotel prices have crept up and up, and...

Authority: Shipping container B&Bs are illegal in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Cabinet-level Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) announced Tuesday that 15 "home stay facility" operators were found violating the "Regulation...

Video shows Taiwan Costco customers bum-rush pallet of toilet paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As fear of a shortage toilet paper continues to spook Taiwanese consumers, panic buying has continued, and video has surfaced of a crowd clambering for some fresh rolls after a...

TPapocalypse: The great Taiwan toilet paper panic of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Panic buying of toilet paper broke out over the weekend in Taiwan as word spread of a steep hike in the price of the toilet tissue due to a drastic rise in global pulp prices. ...

Taiwan's govt to act if collusion proven in toilet paper price hikes

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's cabinet, the Executive Yuan, has vowed to act if it finds local toilet paper vendors have colluded to raise prices without good reason. In a statement released on...

Nine restaurant chains face questioning over price hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nine restaurant chains, including Pizza Hut, faced questioning by government officials next week over plans for price hikes possibly related to recent workweek reform, the...