Taiwan to conduct on-site inspects at US pig farms: Health minister

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 in

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (RTI file photo)

the 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]

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