By: Huang Li-yun and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Thirteen chains selling tea drinks in Taiwan have agreed to join Taipei’s food ingredient registration campaign, publishing their sources of food ingredients and other key information on food safety on the city government’s Food Tracer platform.
The agreement was reached in a meeting between Taipei city health officials and the operators of major tea drink chain stores in the country Friday for talks about tea safety, after two tea chains were discovered to be selling pesticide-tainted tea drinks, triggering public concerns.
The 13 businesses attending the meeting also agreed to adopt a three-tier management scheme on tea quality examination and verification, in an effort to guarantee the safety of their products, Vice Taipei Health Director Lin Hsiu-liang (林秀亮) told the press after the event. [FULL STORY]