Taiwan to require meat labels to display more information in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that restaurants that fail to use stickers or signs to display the place of o...

Taiwan's poultry industry secures equitable labeling requirements for imports amid steep competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Poultry Association of Taiwan on Tuesday called for imported poultry meat to be clearly labeled with the slaughter date so that the domestic poultry industry can compe...

Taiwan FDA to impose new restrictions on food parcels from overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Food parcels imported by travelers or by mail order will no longer be allowed to exceed six kilograms or a maximum value of NT$30,000 (US$1,000) per day, with violators to...

Taiwan FDA mulls setting maximum limits for GEs in food products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Food and Drug Administration is considering limiting the presence of glycidyl fatty acid esters (GEs) in foods out of concern that they are carcinogenic and harmful...

Taiwan FDA finds asbestos in two cosmetics products made in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pulling two types of cosmetics of the City Color brand, produced by Taiwan’s TJ Group (台鉅), off shelves as tests overseas s...

US oat, cereal products allegedly containing herbicide not imported: Taiwan FDA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to a recent study suggesting an array of U.S. cereal products contain the cancer-linked “glyphosate,” an active ingredient used in the popular her...

Taiwan FDA rolls out harsh new penalties for companies violating health regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration has just introduced much stricter penalties for businesses found to be in violation of health codes. The new regulations ann...

Taiwan FDA finds problems with three lots of Acuvue contact lenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 565 imported boxes of Acuvue contact lenses contained bristles and a high concentration of preservative fluid, according to Taiwan's Food and Drugs Administ...

Ten iced drinks have excess bacteria levels

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- The Food and Drug Administration announced results the summer iced drink inspection and testing. Ten iced-tea drinks had excess levels of bacteria including the well-known cha...

Taiwan FDA to tighten medicine regulations by 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an effort to prevent consumers from being misled into buying products that claim to have “medicinal effects” but are actually just health supplements, the F...

Taiwan FDA finds dioxin in eggs from Changhua County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time dioxin has been found in eggs inside Taiwan, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday, adding that three farms in Changhua County had been sea...

Taiwan FDA finds industrial lime in winter melon tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A company in Kaohsiung was adding industrial lime to winter melon “bricks” destined to be turned into tea and sold at prominent chain stores, the Food and Drug...

Taiwan's food safety gatekeeper - NAIF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Established in 1981, the Technical Service Center of the National Animal Industry Foundation (NAIF) is a pioneer in Taiwan in carrying out veterinary drug residue testing and ha...

Nuked natto: Taiwan recalls fermented soybean products from Japan

Despite a ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures said to have been affected by radioactive contamination, soy sauce packets from these areas were found packaged with different fermented so...

No carcinogen found in drip bag coffee: Taiwan FDA

A local outspoken nephrologist has recently sparked controversy over the alleged carcinogenic risk associated with drip bag coffee products. Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that t...