By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan food giant I-Mei has begun to operate a food
radioactivity laboratory, a first for Taiwan’s private sector, set up to test food radioactivity to ensure foods and their ingredients are safe to eat and meet international radionuclide limits.
The food company said it spent NT$15 million (about US$500,000) to purchase two radiation survey instruments from France.
Before the establishment of I-Mei’s food radioactivity laboratory, food radioactivity tests and measurements could only be done at laboratories owned by the Radiation Monitoring Center under the Cabinet-level Atomic Energy Council.
Besides the radioactivity laboratory, I-Mei is also setting up a dioxin/polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) trace pollutants laboratory, which is set to begin operation at the end of this year. [FULL STORY]