Radio Taiwan International
Date: 19 November, 2020
By: Paula Chao
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says his ministry will conduct on-site inspections at pig farms inthe United States by the end of this year. Chen was speaking Thursday.
The government has lifted a ban on US pork imports containing the leanness-enhancing feed additive ractopamine with effect from January 1. However, the easing of the ban has caused a public outcry due to concerns about food safety. The health ministry has also come under fire from the opposition for not conducting on-site inspections at US pig farms as required by a
n executive order. [FULL STORY]