Beef from the Netherlands and Sweden also to get green light
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 14-year ban on the import of beef from Japan, the
Netherlands and Sweden over fears of mad cow disease is coming to an end, reports said Friday.
On July 17, the Ministry of Health and Welfare presented documents about beef imports from the three countries, inviting comments and suggestions for a period of 60 days.
That period came to an end on September 15, meaning the import is likely to start up with the approval of the government.
An MOHW official said most of the ideas offered by the public related to import procedures, timing and the benefits of the opening, according to media reports. The final version of the MOHW draft document would thus not undergo any major changes, and safety checks would not be compromised, the official was quoted as saying. [FULL STORY]