Date: Dec 23, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The 23 items that failed inspection included a 3kg shipment of green tea powder from Japan, branded as matcha, which was imported by Taipei-based Sunrise Logistics Co, the FDA said.
The tea was found to contain 0.08 parts per million (ppm) of the insecticide thiacloprid, it said, adding that the maximum allowed residue level is 0.05 ppm.
Another tea product, Jonetsu Kakaku green tea leaves, also imported from Japan by the same company, was found to contain residue of the pesticide flubendiamide, which is banned in Taiwan, the FDA said. [FULL STORY]