By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Health authorities in Keelung revealed that a number of food items were found to have failed
food labeling regulations, reports said Wednesday.
According to the Keelung City Health Bureau director Wu Zei-cheng, food labeling inspections were carried out randomly between July 1 and November 20 across the city, and 146 items were found to have failed to list the sources of main ingredients on the packaging, including their nutritional values.
“Amongst the 146 items, nine fall under Keelung’s jurisdiction,” Wu said.
Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rolled out in May a number of new regulations targeting food and drinks in the wake of a widespread pesticide scare, including mandatory testing for pesticide residue. [FULL STORY]