Labels possibly altered in Japan: MHW

The China Post
Date: March 26, 2015
By: Katherine Wei

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed on Tuesday rumors that local trade

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lin Shu-fen (林淑芬) calls for the Ministry of Health and Welfare to ask for the Japanese food manufacturers to provide information about the products' origins during an interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan, yesterday. (CNA)

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lin Shu-fen (林淑芬) calls for the Ministry of Health and Welfare to ask for the Japanese food manufacturers to provide information about the products’ origins during an interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan, yesterday. (CNA)

companies have been importing food products from irradiated regions of Japan, with nearly 300 items on the list as of press time.

Bureau of Foreign Trade Director-General Jen-ni Yang (楊珍妮) said yesterday that the bureau dispatched an investigation team to probe the claims of the importers — who stressed that the tainted products were imported due to a mistake — and noted that the companies will be fined or barred from importing goods for a year should the products prove to have been mislabeled.

The products have been imported from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma and Chiba prefectures in Japan, all of which have been affected by the nuclear accident caused by the earthquake that rocked the nation in 2011.     [FULL  STORY]