Date: Jan 31, 2016
By: Mia Ren
Promoting junk foods in Taiwan is no longer allowed, the Food and
Drug Administration said.
The Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation says that snacks, candies, beverages, frozen treats, and fast-food with trans fat, saturated fat, sodium, or added sugar that exceed regulation standards will be covered.
Trans fat should not be more than 30 percent of the total daily calorie intake, saturated fat should not exceed 10 percent, sodium not more than 400mg per serving, and added sugar should not be more than 10 percent.
Effective on January 1, advertisements on children’s channels, including those that offer free toys, are prohibited to broadcast between 5 pm to 9 pm.
“Advertising of food products considered unhealthy for children are allowed to be aired in time slots when children are less likely to be watching television or on other channels, such as news channels, less often watched by children alone,” said FDA spokesperson Chih Lan-hui. [FULL STORY]