Date: Dec 29, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Businesses caught supplying meat products falsely labeled as “Taiwan pork” could face fines of up to NT$4 million (US$140,228), effective Friday, the Council of Agriculture said.
Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) on Saturday said that when a meat product is labeled “Taiwan pork,” it should mean that its main raw materials are sourced locally.
Businesses, including supermarkets, restaurants and food vendors, caught using false or misleading labeling could be fined NT$40,000 to NT$4 million, based on the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法), he said.
His comments came after the Legislative Yuan on Thursday voted to approve a slew of administrative directives related to a government decision to lift restrictions on imports of pork containing traces of ractopamine and US beef from cattle older than 30 months.