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Taiwan's pork consumption rises despite ractopamine fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Predictions that the consumption of pork would fall after the lifting of the ban on ractopamine-treated pork imports from the United States on Jan. 1 have proved unfounded...

Pork exec gives $25K to Iowa governor; company got virus aid

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An owner of a large pork production company that disproportionately benefited from an Iowa coronavirus aid program recently donated $25,000 to Gov. Kim Reynolds' campaign, a new...

Taiwan's central government bats down local bans on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local governments cannot draw up their own limits on the ractopamine content of pork and beef, as these would clash with national executive orders allowing the import of m...

Labeling imported pork as Taiwanese to be punishable by up to NT$4 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — False claims about imported pork being Taiwanese could result in fines of up to NT$4 million (US$143,000), the Council of Agriculture (COA) minister said Saturday (Dec. 26...

Flush with cash, Chinese hog producer builds world's largest pig farm

Behind the walls of a hulking industrial compound in rural China, top pig producer Muyuan Foods is trying to raise more hogs on a single site than any company in the world - a risky investment with de...

Taiwan hog farmers denounce KMT for throwing offal in legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pig farmers' association has condemned KMT legislators for throwing pig offal in the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Nov. 27). Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) ...

Taiwan legislators to review ractopamine pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling and opposition camps in the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Sept. 25) agreed to have five committees review the decision to end the import ban on American pork cont...

Scientific American under fire for promoting Taiwan's new policy for US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ad published by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) on a Facebook page for the magazine Scientific American has sparked controversy for allegedly making unproven ...

Central Taiwan city launches ‘safe pork’ label

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City has launched a labeling campaign aimed at letting hog farmers and meat producers tell customers their product does not contain residues of the leanness drug ...

Taiwan launches automatic 3D system to measure pigs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new 3D system that can evaluate the basic measurements of a pig within 15 seconds was launched Wednesday (Sept. 9) by the Council of Agriculture (COA) and the Industrial...

Taiwan amending law to pave way for US meat containing Ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced an amendment to the law governing the use of animal feed additives that promote leanness in livestock, making an ex...

Council of Agriculture to label locally produced pork

Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) said on Saturday that the government is planning to launch labeling for pork that is domestically produced and a system that will offer consumers i...

Taiwan making effort to allay ractopamine fears amid US pork controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s agriculture authorities are using every means at their disposal to assuage public concern about the safety of pork from the U.S. that could contain ractopam...

Taiwan government defends end of ban on US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Saturday (Aug. 29) defended its decision to lift a ban on the import of pork from the United States against criticism from local opposition lead...

Central Taiwan city bans ractopamine after U.S. pork imports allowed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City said Saturday (Aug. 29) the level of ractopamine in pork should be zero, despite a central government decision announced the previous day to end a ban on mea...