Government calls Taiwan’s food-labeling move ‘regrettable’

Japan Times
Date: Apr 14, 2015
By Reiji Yoshida

TAIPEI – The government on Tuesday called Taiwan’s plan to tighten regulations on web-japan-factoryJapanese food imports because of fears of radioactive contamination “extremely regrettable.”

The top government spokesman called on Taipei to use what he called “scientific findings” in drafting its rules.

“So far we have explained safety of foods produced in Japan and asked (Taiwan) to make judgment based on scientific findings,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference. “It’s extremely regrettable that Taiwan will strengthen regulations this time.”

On Monday, Taipei said it will introduce new regulations, possibly in mid-May, requiring all food imported from Japan to carry labeling declaring which prefecture it came from.     [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply