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Taipei finds 45 Japanese food items with labeling violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a round of inspections of Japanese food products, the Taipei City Department of Health found 42 items not labeled with their prefecture of origin and three fruit it...

Taiwan Consumers’ Foundation finds excess pesticides on Japanese and local strawberries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Consumers’ Foundation said Friday (March 11) it had found excessive levels of pesticides on strawberries imported from Japan as well as on those produced in Taiw...

Taiwan bars local governments from banning import of Fukushima food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by five local governments to ban the sale of food from five regions of Japan affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster are unconstitutional, the central govern...

Taiwan reaffirms food safety as top priority for imported Japanese food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government will always place the health and safety of Taiwanese first when it comes to issues related to Japanese food imports, Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier...

Taiwan's trade chief says no timetable for talks with Japan on Fukushima food ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will have to face the issue of its ban on some Japanese food imports following the referendum defeat of a proposed ban on ractopamine-laden pork, but no timetable h...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 24 The New York Times on Christmas as Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral ...

Taiwan President meets Japanese parliamentary delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met a group of lawmakers and youth members of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party in Taipei today. Tsai said she hopes that Japan...

Japanese envoy to Taiwan disappointed by food import ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s top representative to Taiwan, Mikio Numata, said the referendum result calling for a ban on some Japanese food imports is disappointing, during an event in T...

MOFA denies knowledge of reported plan to lift Japanese food ban

Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday it has no knowledge of the government's reported plan to lift a ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures and has n...

No timetable for Japanese food imports: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government said Friday it had no timetable for allowing the import of food from the Japanese regions affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, rejecting reports...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Jan. 30 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Taiwan might adopt risk-based restrictions on Japanese food imports @China Times: Taoyu...

Safety first for food imports from Japan: Taiwan Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Food safety should be the prime consideration when judging whether food imports from Japan can be liberalized, Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Saturday. Taiwan imposed a...