Taiwan High Speed Rail, hotels work to cushion impact of Wuhan virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) is joining partnering hotels in delivering 12 promises that will assure the safety of customers amid coronavirus fears expected to hurt the i...

Britain to seek Canada-style free trade deal with EU

LONDON (AP) — Two days after Brexit, British officials pushed the European Union on Sunday for a Canada-style free trade arrangement as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson geared up for a key speech ...

Japan panel: Fukushima water release to sea is best option

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government panel on Friday roughly accepted a draft proposal for releasing into the sea massive amounts of radioactive water now being stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima n...

Johnson hails UK's 'new beginning' as Brexit day arrives

LONDON (AP) — Britain begins the day as a member of the European Union. Its status at the end of the day — as a proud nation that has reclaimed its sovereignty, or a diminished presence in Europe and ...

UK Brexit bill becomes law after receiving royal assent

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill has become law, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. House of Commo...

Taiwan tycoon to begin 4 years and 8 months in prison for food safety scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wei Ying-chun (魏應充), one of the four brothers who own the Ting Hsin International Group, will start serving four years and eight months in prison for his part in one of se...

12 hotels in Taiwan found in violation of food safety standards

Twelve hotels in Taiwan, rated as five-star or international tourist class, were found earlier this year to be in violation of food safety standards, and fines were imposed accordingly, the Food and D...

Taiwan's I-Mei Foods invests NT$3 billion to expand biomedicine campus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — I-Mei Foods Co. is further expanding its footprint in Taoyuan and aims to become Asia's third-largest freeze vacuum drying service provider, with the lofty goal of pro...

Taiwan tightens regulations on imports of romaine lettuce from US

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Wednesday that a safety certificate will now be required for all imports of romaine lettuce from the United States, amid reports of E. coli contamination of...

IKEA travel mugs in Taiwan found to contain dangerous plasticizer levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A type of travel mug imported from India by IKEA has been found to contain extremely high plasticizer levels, according to Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. ...

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to ea...

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...

Haitian delegation tours I-Mei factory in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A business delegation led by the Haitian ambassador in Taiwan, Rechel Coupaud, visited the I-Mei Foods factory in Taoyuan on Thursday (Nov. 14) in order to gain a better u...

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will b...