Customs says pork MREs have not crossed border

CHINESE PRODUCTS: A netizen who posted photos of packaged meals labeled as pork and noodles said that they tasted better than rations in the Taiwanese military

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 21, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

No Chinese ready-to-eat meals (MREs) with pork ingredients have been imported into

Chinese military rations are displayed for sale on the online auction site on Friday.Screen grab from

Taiwan, the Customs Administration said yesterday after a netizen posted a photograph on Facebook of the products, sparking concern that they could be a pathway for African swine fever to enter the nation.

MREs are packaged food that were developed as rations for soldiers.

Netizen Liu Chi-wei (劉志偉) on Thursday shared a photo of several Chinese-made MREs, two of which said in simplified Chinese characters that they were shredded pork with noodles and beef sausage.

Liu wrote that they tasted better than rations provided to Taiwanese military personnel.

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