COA head vows to enforce country of origin labeling on pork products

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/30/2020
By Chang Hsiung-feng and Chiang Yi-ching

Taipei, Aug. 30 (CNA) Council of Agriculture (COA) chief Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) pledged Sunday to fully implement country of origin labeling on pork products sold in Taiwan, amid concerns from pig farmers regarding a new trade policy.

Chen made the promise after meeting with the Taoyuan Pig Farmers Association, where they discussed how the government will support domestic pig farmers after Taiwan lifts its ban on residue of the controversial feed additive ractopamine in imported pork.

The new policy, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, was announced by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Aug. 28.

Chen supported an appeal by Taoyuan Pig Farmers Association head Tseng Wen-hu (曾文湖) for full implementation of country of origin labeling on products containing pork and for Taiwan to continue its ban on the use of ractopamine in domestic pigs.    [FULL  STORY]

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