National pork rules to trump local law

LOOMING POLICY: The deputy health minister said that from Jan. 1, any local laws contradicting the central government over ractopamine in pork would be invalidated

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 29, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter, with CNA

If local government regulations on the maximum residue limits of ractopamine in US pork still

Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Hsueh Jui-yuan speaks at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

contradict central government regulation next year, they would become invalid, Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Hsueh Jui-yuan (薛瑞元) said yesterday.

Hsueh made the remark at a meeting of legislative committees yesterday morning to review a policy allowing imports of US pork containing ractopamine from Jan. 1.

Several local governments have regulations for zero tolerance of ractopamine in pork.

Asked by Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) about a document issued to local governments on the issue, Hsueh said that the Ministry of Health and Welfare had sent official documents to local governments asking them to review their regulations.

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