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...

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian B...

Carnival promoting food safety kicks off in northern Taiwan

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) and representatives of Taiwanese food manufacturers on Thursday (Nov. 7) opened the 2019 Taoyuan LOHAS Food Safety Carnival, a fou...

Taiwan tycoon to serve 5 years and 9 months in prison for food safety scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wei Ying-chun (魏應充), one of four brothers who own Ting Hsin International Group, will serve five years and nine months in prison for his part in food safety scandals invol...

Food safety monitoring center to ensure safe lunches in New Taipei City schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A monitoring center will be in place in New Taipei City before the start of next semester to ensure the safety of lunches provided to junior high and elementary schools in...

Delegation from Palau visits Taiwan food factory

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — A delegation from Taiwan's diplomatic ally the Republic of Palau visited the I-Mei Foods factory in Taoyuan City on Wednesday (Oct. 9) to gain a better insight into h...

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...

More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43...

I-Mei leads Kantar’s Taiwan consumer brand index for the 5th year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品) came out on top of the Kantar Brand Footprint index for the fifth year running, according to reports on Wednesday (September 18). The food group,...

Pork slaughter rules give companies more food safety tasks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place mor...