Taiwan insists on labeling rules for Japan’s food imports

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-18
By: CNA

Taiwan will enforce as scheduled a new directive that requires imported food from Japan to be

A selection of Japanese products sold at a store in Taoyuan which may pose radiation risks, March 28. (Photo courtesy of Department of Public Health, Taoyuan)

A selection of Japanese products sold at a store in Taoyuan which may pose radiation risks, March 28. (Photo courtesy of Department of Public Health, Taoyuan)

labeled with its place of origin and proof that it is radiation free, vice health minister Shiu Ming-neng said Friday.

The directive has been issued and it’s not possible to rescind it, Hsu told reporters after meeting with three visiting Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry officials.

The Japanese officials asked during the meeting for Taiwan to remove the requirement and offered more data related to radiation risks, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

But Hsu said the new directive will be enforced starting on May 15 as scheduled. He added that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is compiling scientific research and risk assessments on radiation safety.

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