Some FDA officials to be disciplined

PRAISE FOR SOME:An official and assistant researcher responsible for inspection at Keelung Harbor are to get merit marks for helping uncover some illicit products

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 28, 2015
By; Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

Three Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials are to face disciplinary measures, while two are to receive merit awards amid a scare about foodstuffs imported from Japan’s Fukushima region that has implicated more than 10 trading firms and 250 products, Ministry of Health and Welfare spokesman Wang Che-chao (王哲超) said yesterday morning.

Wang’s announcement during a press conference in Taipei came one day after Executive Yuan spokesperson Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) had asked the ministry to look into the FDA’s alleged delayed publication of findings that a number of Taiwanese companies had illegally imported food products from five banned Japanese prefectures by fabricating labels of origin.     [FULL  STORY]