Draft rule seeks to confiscate gains of food safety law violators

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/30
By: Chen Wei-ting and Kay Liu

Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday published a draft

FDA official Pan Jyh-quan. (CNA file photo)

FDA official Pan Jyh-quan. (CNA file photo)

regulation that seeks to confiscate the illegal gains of food businesses violating the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.

The draft regulation is meant to define the kinds of businesses that fall under Article 49-2 of the act that will have their illegal gains seized by the government when they are caught producing, selling or advertising unsafe food.

According to the draft regulation, the businesses covered by Article 49-2 are defined as companies that have factory registrations and capital of NT$100 million (US$3.06 million) or above.

The article was added in late 2014, when the act was overhauled to enhance supervision and increase penalties after a series of food safety scandals, including the use of feed-grade oil in products for human consumption and adulterated products labeled as pure.     [FULL  STORY]

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