No contaminated food will be allowed into Taiwan: security official

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/12/01
By: Sophia Yeh and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) National Security Council (NSC) Secretary General Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said

Joseph Wu (吳釗燮)

Joseph Wu (吳釗燮)

Thursday that Taiwan will not permit the importation of any radiation-contaminated food.

During a briefing of legislators on the NSC’s work and its budget for 2017, Wu was asked whether he could guarantee that contaminated food would not enter Taiwan if the government lifted its ban on food imports from radiation-affected areas of Japan.

In response, Wu said Taiwan would apply international standards to determine whether food imports were contaminated.

“I can assure you that no contaminated foods will be allowed into Taiwan,” he said. “I’ve asked the relevant government agencies (about this issue) and they’ve all assured me that they’re capable of handling the matter.”    [FULL  STORY]

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