Taiwan bans imports of GM salmon from U.S.

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/22
By: W.T. Chen and Lillian Lin

Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Genetically modified (GM) salmon from the United States

Non-GM salmon. (CNA file photo)

Non-GM salmon. (CNA file photo)

cannot be imported as foodstuffs or ingredients, unless it is inspected and licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, a ministry official said Sunday.

Referring to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that it had given approval to GM salmon for food, Chou Pei-ju (周珮如), an FDA section chief, said since Taiwan’s food inspection authorities at the moment have no inspection procedure for GM salmon, such fish products from the U.S. are not allowed to be imported.     [FULL  STORY]

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