REBUILDING TRUSTIf after the public hearings — to be led by civic groups — a consensus on the ban cannot be reached, it will remain in place, the Executive Yuan said
Date: Dec 17, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The government is to put on hold a planned easing of a ban on food imports from five
Japanese prefectures amid public misgivings about food safety, Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said yesterday.
Hsu said at a news conference that the Cabinet has to establish a sound inspection and management mechanism before talking about easing the ban.
Hsu said that Premier Lin Chuan (林全) has stressed the importance of “rebuilding public trust in the government’s management of food safety,” after presiding over a cross-agency meeting on Wednesday.
“Without a sound inspection and management mechanism, there can be no question of such an opening,” Hsu quoted Lin as saying. [FULL STORY]