China covers up extent of swine fever crisis, neighboring countries concerned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The spread of swine fever is likely much more serious than Chinese authorities admit, as up to half of the pigs in the country have been killed, creating dire problems for Chin...

Taiwan wants to resume pork exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the absence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) for a year, Taiwan will apply to resume pork exports, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday (June 29). From J...

Taipei bans Kinmen pork products due to possible ASF contamination

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's government has suspended the export of pigs and pork products from Kinmen County for a minimum of one week after another two dead pigs that drifted to the coasts of the ou...

South Korea to increase fines for travelers carrying pork products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To stop the possible spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, starting in June, the South Korean government will begin imposing strict fines for any travelers caught...

Taiwanese legislators call for raising max fine for smuggled pork to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) said on Tuesday (May 14) that in order to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) to Taiwan, the law nee...

Taiwan Coast Guard seize Chinese fishing boat 10 km from Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Saturday, March 30, the Taichung Coast Guard seized a Chinese fishing boat, the Min O-yu (閩O漁) No. 075XX, that was illegally fishing approximately 10.2 k...

African Swine Fever in Vietnam spreads to 2 cities, 5 provinces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus continues to spread through Vietnam, with the disease having struck livestock in seven of the country’s 58 provinces and five spe...

All passengers from Vietnam entering Taiwan to be checked for pork products

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has begun checking all passengers arriving in the country from Vietnam for possession of pork products after a pork sandwich brought into Taiwan by a traveler from Ho Chi Minh C...

Taiwan COA: Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced that it will hold a press conference, Feb. 15, to announce that the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has been dete...

Taiwan designs 'Beagle Brigade' posters to warn travelers about ASF in multiple languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an effort to prevent the entry of contaminated meat products in to the country, Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior has released several warning posters in multiple...

Ditched Chinese sausage prompts Taipei to call on public to report suspicious meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Animal Protection Office (APO) urged the public to report suspicious meat products following a report on Jan. 5 of sausages from China that were found in a riv...

Pork products in Taiwan are still safe to eat: Council of Agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to consumer fears surrounding the potential spread of African swine fever from China, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Agriculture (COA) under the Executi...

Taiwan fines passengers bringing in meat products from Hong Kong, Macau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In the wake of the African swine fever outbreak in China, Taiwan's agriculture authorities are tightening border checks and raising fines to prevent the transmission of the ...

Taiwan's famous I-Mei brand -- the latest firm involved in oil scandal

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) I-Mei Foods Co., one of the oldest food enterprises in Taiwan known for its tight grip on quality, became the latest company to be hurt by an oil scandal on Friday when one of ...