By: Central News Agency
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) is still in discussions with several agencies on
whether to lift a ban on food imports from regions in Japan affected by a nuclear meltdown in 2011, a Cabinet spokesman said Wednesday.
Responding to a report Tuesday that Taiwan will partially lift a ban on food imports from the restricted areas, spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said that no timetable has been set for resolving the matter and that the decision will be up to the MOHW.
The Food and Drug Administration under the MOHW said the ministry is still communicating with organizations in Taiwan and Japan and indicated that no decision has been made yet.
According to the United Daily News, Taiwan is expected to lift a ban on food imports from Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma and Chiba prefectures while the ban on food items from Fukushima prefecture will remain in place. [FULL STORY]