By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Starting January 1, food products containing GM food ingredients or additives
are required to be labeled as GM products if such ingredients account for three percent or above of the product ingredients.The new regulation has changed the minimum GM content from 5 percent to 3 percent.
The New Taipei City government has stepped up food inspection as a new and stricter regulation on genetically modified (GM) food labeling took effect Friday.
In November, New Taipei’s Public Health Department began random checks of 140 food producers in the city and has since inspected 287 food items.
It found three items that contained GM ingredients but were not labeled in line with the regulations. It also examined 55 cases of soya products such as bean curd and soy milk and found that four of them contained more than 3 percent GM ingredients. [FULL STORY]