By: Yang Shu-min and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) Over half of the restricted food products entering Taiwan between Jan. 1, 2014 and Oct. 31, 2015 consisted of pet food, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said Friday.
Following pet food, pork knuckles, preserved meat, sausages and even zongzi were among the prohibited items, the bureau said.
A total of 1,610 cases were reported during the period, resulting in total fines of about NT$4.94 million (US$152,000), bureau statistics show.
In addition, the bureau said, it prevented 14 shipments of live animals and animal products, topping 4,450 kilograms, from being traded. [FULL STORY]