By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Taipei City food safety autonomous regulations was sanctioned by the
Cabinet on December 24 and will become effective on January 13, Taipei City Government’s Department of Health said Monday.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has been pushing for the passage of the regulations, which will enforce autonomous reporting in 24 hours and removal from shelf and the online stores in 48 hours; the regulation expands application of food material registration to supermarkets, convenient stores, hypermarkets, school lunches and ice cream chain stores.
Taipei Health Department Commissioner Huang Shih-chieh said his department will regularly check and follow-up the implementation of each stipulation in the regulations.
The regulations make participation of the food and beverage sanitation rating system mandatory for food practitioners, who have to regularly check the effective date of each product, make sure information on the package is complete, and separate the storage area and the scrap area, Huang said. [FULL STORY]