Food safety audit reveals violations at popular restaurant chains in Taiwan

A Ministry of Health and Welfare audit of food safety around Taiwan has found violations by a number of popular chain restaurants. The list of violators, released Monday, included a branch of HaiDi...

Johnson says he'll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and...

Poor food hygiene found in well-known drink shops in Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Out of 82 frozen desserts and beverages tested by the Taipei City Government's Department of Health, 6 fell short of the hygiene standards. Taipei City Government t...

Asylum benefits in the EU: How member states compare

European Union asylum law stipulates that member states must ensure everyone in need is guaranteed a fair asylum application process. It also obliges EU states to honor certain humanitarian and social...

Bogus bottled water sold in southern Taiwan for 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Kaohsiung Prosecutors Office is charging a man on multiple counts for selling bogus bottled water over the course of 10 years, reported Liberty Times. On March 13, Kaoh...

Taiwan issues yellow travel alert for China’s Shaanxi over H7N9 bird flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) under the Executive Yuan issued a yellow travel alert on Wednesday for China’s Shaanxi Province after the first confirmed cas...

5 types of food to avoid during avian flu outbreak

Taipei (Taiwan News)—The spread of the highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu in Taiwan has been alarming in the past, but evading consumption of five types of food can significantly lower chances of ...

First ever H5N6 case confirmed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first case of H5N6 avian influenza has been confirmed in Taiwan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Monday. According to CDC Deputy Director-General Philip L...

CDC warns of norovirus, H7N9 outbreak during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Thursday has warned the holiday travelers to watch for norovirus outbreaks in Japan and South Korea, and the surge of H7N9 avian influenza c...

Paiyun Lodge receives an improvement notice for poor food hygiene and sanitation

Chiayi County Health Bureau said on Tuesday that it had issued a hygiene improvement notice to Paiyun Lodge, the overnight lodging for hikers planning to scale Jade Mountain (Yushan) Main Peak, over p...

Taichung establishes food safety watch program for youth

Health authorities in Taichung established an ad hoc “food safety youth watch” program comprised of university students from the food and nutrition faculties with an aim to step up food safety awarene...

Food safety must be disseminated down to grassroots level: Luis Ko

The nation’s food safety is a complex issue that cannot be solved simply by inspections and laws that regulates it, I-Mei Foods Co. CEO Luis Ko said during a seminar held in Taipei on Sunday. The r...