By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter
The biggest event of the year for Taiwan’s food sector – the 2016 Taipei International Food Show – is set to open this week on June 22 this week and last for four days. This year, the Taiwan Pavilion at the show highlights “The New Age of Food in Taiwan,” with the Council of Agriculture (COA) assisting 92 local producers to showcase their innovative food products and to bring out their strengths with the aim of reaching or expanding international markets. A pre-show press conference was held by the COA on Monday to recognize and honor innovation in the development of food products, including Taiwan Farm Industry Co.’s Japanese-style Barbecued Meat for Ramen and Horn Liang Foods Co’s Preserved Egg Tofu.
Agriculture Minister Tsao Chi-hung made an opening remark at the conference, saying he was a frequent visitor to the Taipei International Food Show over the past decade. Tsao noted that the Taipei International Food Show is one of the most important industry events around the world and attributed the success of the food show to the hard work of local farmers working together with a strong team of R&D and marketing professionals. [FULL STORY]