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Spicy shrimp chips pulled from shelves in Taiwan for prohibited additive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spicy shrimp chips, sold under the brand name Hsia Wei Hsien (蝦味先), produced by Yu Zong Foods (裕榮食品), were pulled from the shelves on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in Kaohsiung after ...

Tainan man finds 'mummified mouse' inside dried tofu package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City and Taichung City health departments are jointly investigating the report of a "mummified mouse" found in a partially consumed package of dried tofu....

Internet celebrity's tour bus collides with truck in central Taiwan, injuring 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tour bus chartered by internet celebrity “Fat Uncle” (肥大叔) collided with a truck in Taichung’s Dajia District, causing the truck to overturn and sendin...

Taiwan calls meeting to discuss banned pork additive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) will call in experts next week to discuss the banned food additive cimbuterol found in one box of pork slices, reports said ...

Banned additive found in Taiwan pork more expensive than gold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pork consumers do not face any risk from cimbuterol because the banned food additive is more expensive than gold or diamonds, the government said Wednesday (Feb. 7). Se...

More testing confirms banned additive in Taiwan pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the discovery of the banned additive cimbiterol in pork slices from Taiwan Sugar, a retesting was simultaneously carried out by the Taichung City Government Heal...

Starlux to start flights from Taichung to Macau, Vietnam, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starlux Airlines will begin offering international flights from Taichung in March and April, making it the first international Taiwanese airline to offer overseas flights ...

Mountaineers rescued in central Taiwan after altitude sickness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A seven-member mountaineering team scaling Hsuehshan East Peak (雪山東峰) encountered altitude sickness on Friday (Feb. 2). Extreme altitude sickness struck one group membe...

Taichung police beef up sobriety checkpoints

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Police will step up its checkpoints and patrols to combat drunk driving from Jan. 29 to Feb. 18. Taichung police announced a “Drunk Driving Enforcem...

Man arrested in Taichung for vandalism at PXMart, Carrefour 'to get more IG followers'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who goes by "James" on Instagram (IG) was arrested in Taichung City on Monday (Jan. 29) for a video in which he opened bags of cookies and drinks while in ...

Taiwan transport ministry approves Taichung MRT Blue Line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s transport ministry approved a plan to build a second line (Blue Line) for the Taichung MRT, which will include 20 new stations and take 10 years to complete...

Driver pulls bus to Taichung roadside before dying from heart attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite suffering a heart attack, the driver of an intercity bus was able to safely pull the vehicle to the side of a highway before passing out. Kuo-Kuang bus driver H...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked east Taiwan at 2:11 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 29), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

By-elections set for five local government positions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By-elections are to be held for five local government positions following Taiwan’s general election on Jan. 13. Representatives cannot hold national and local ele...

Taichung's 'Rainbow Grandpa' dies at 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huang Yung-Fu (黃永阜), who famously converted a former military dependent's village into a vibrantly painted art zone known as Rainbow Village passed away of natural cau...