Many veg & fruit imports fail border checks due to pesticide residue

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-06
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration revealed Wednesday that fresh and

Many veg & fruit imports fail checks in 2015.

Many veg & fruit imports fail checks in 2015.

frozen vegetables accounted for the most of all cases that failed checks and inspections at Taiwan borders in 2015 due to excessive pesticide residue.

According to results provided by the FDA, there were a total of 888 nonconforming cases from inspections of imported products at the border from January 2015 to December 8, 2015.

FDA director Chiang Yu-mei said the top four nonconforming items were in the order of “fresh and frozen vegetables” with 213 cases (23.9%),” “eating utensils” with 191 cases (21.5%), “tea” with 118 cases (13.3%) and “fresh and frozen fruits” with 116 cases (13.1%).    [FULL  STORY]

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