Taiwan faces heated calls for reversal of ractopamine policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A non-profit organization fighting for consumers’ rights in Taiwan is urging the government to backtrack on the decision to allow the import of ractopamine-laden Ame...

Excessive toxicity found in dried mushrooms in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Excessive pesticide and metal residues have been detected in dried mushrooms sold at retailers in Taipei and New Taipei cities, warned the Consumers’ Foundation (CF)...

Keyless car ignition system poses safety risks: Taiwan’s Consumer Foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Consumers’ Foundation of Taiwan issued a warning and called for enforcement of safety recommendations on the use of keyless ignition systems in automobiles on Au...

Consumer Foundation protests 'beer flavored ice cream' sold at Taiwan's Family Marts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This summer in Taiwan Family Mart along with the Taiwanese brewery SUNMAI (金色三麥) are teaming up to offer a snack just for adults, beer flavored ice cream. The beer flav...

I-Mei Easy Card donates to food safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Owners of an Easy Card from I-Mei Foods Co. will be able to contribute to food safety in Taiwan, the food company announced Thursday. For each NT$300 spent with the card at a...

Civil organizations urge gov’t to step up tobacco control regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—More than 72 civil organizations in Taiwan submitted a petition to lawmakers to update the decade-old Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act ahead of the World No Tobacco Month in M...

Taipei MRT denies banning ad for Japanese transsexual movie

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation denied allegations by a film company Saturday that it had banned ads for a Japanese movie about a transsexual, saying it only wanted t...

Turmeric powder sample tested to contain staggeringly excessive lead

A sample of turmeric powder contained staggering 1,600ppm of lead, which is 800 times over the legal limit, according to results of a random inspection of turmeric powder on the market released by the...

Replaced Samsung Note 7 explodes: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A replacement for the troubled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploded in the pocket of a young woman in the first incident of its kind in Taiwan, the Chinese-language Apple D...

Replaced Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan: report

A replacement model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploded in Taiwan on Friday while its user was walking her dog in a park, local newspaper Apple Daily reported on Saturday. According to...

Tests find carcinogen in Great Day oil

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tests found excessive levels of the carcinogen benzene in cooking oil of the Great Day brand, the Consumers Foundation said Friday, though the Food and Drugs Administration said...

High Court raises compensation in plasticizer case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan High Court on Wednesday awarded NT$3.95 million (US$124,000) in a class action case brought by the Consumers’ Foundation against the producers of toxic plasticizers, ...

Dried tofu products found with germicidal residue: survey

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) Sixty-four percent of dried tofu products sold in the greater Taipei area have been found to contain residue of the germicidal agent hydrogen peroxide, according to the results of...

Milk a luxury good in Taiwan?

In Sainsbury’s, the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, one of the nations with the highest commodity prices, a two-liter whole milk costs £1, equivalent to approximately NT$49...

3 food safety issues among top 10 consumer news for 2015

Three food safety issues were among Taiwan’s top 10 consumer news reports in 2015 compiled by the Consumers’ Foundation and released on Thursday. The news topping the foundation’s list is about th...