Taiwan, Japan to cooperate in investigating food mislabeling

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-15

Japan’s Interchange Association said on Thursday that Taiwan and Japan have

Japanese food in Taiwan, May 14. (Photo/CNA)

Japanese food in Taiwan, May 14. (Photo/CNA)

reached a consensus to cooperate on investigating a recent incident of false labeling of Japanese food imports to Taiwan, which has lead the Taiwanese government to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports.

The incident occurred in March, and Taiwan and Japan have agreed to cooperate in the investigation into the case and take measures to avoid similar incidents, said the association, which represents Japan’s interests in Taiwan in the absence of bilateral diplomatic ties.

The association, however, repeated Japan’s wish that Taiwan would not strengthen regulations on Japanese food imports. It reiterated that false labeling of the origin of products and tightening rules on food imports are two separate issues.     [FULL  STORY]

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