Health ministry firm on ractopamine ban in pork products

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-05-29

The health ministry says it will stand firm on the government’s ban on the use of a

Deputy Agricultural Minister Chen Chi-chung (CNA)

leanness-enhancing drug called ractopamine in pork.

In a written report, the ministry says the ban imposed by the Council of Agriculture in 2012 applies to local and imported pork products.

In recent years, Taiwan has been under pressure from the United States to lift the ban. However, the government has made it clear that it will not allow US pork imports with traces of ractopamine to enter Taiwan before a science-based risk assessment is carried out. The government has also promised to ensure food safety and protect pig farmers’ rights when discussing the issue in the future.

Deputy Agricultural Minister Chen Chi-chung on Monday reiterated the government’s stance.    [FULL  STORY]

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