By: Yang Su-ming and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, March 15 (CNA) Taiwan’s consumer protection authorities launched an initiative Tuesday to encourage the country’s food suppliers to stop selling meat and fresh food products containing excessive antibiotics, in response to a global campaign to get antibiotics off the menu.
Consumers International (CI), the world federation of consumer groups, has highlighted an issue that is important to consumers around the world and has set an annual theme for consumer organizations worldwide to work together to promote the issue, Liu Ching-fang (劉清芳), director-general of the Cabinet’s Department of Consumer Protection, said Tuesday at a press conference to promote the initiative.
This year, CI announced the theme as “antibiotics off the menu” to mark World Consumer Rights Day on March 15, as antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, Liu said. [FULL STORY]