By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Emerson Lim
Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Imported eggs and egg-based products will not be allowed to enter
Taiwan without food safety certifications beginning in August amid a fipronil scare in Europe and Asia, a food safety official said Monday.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) senior specialist Tung Ching-hsin (董靜馨) said eggs and egg products need to be highly regulated because of the risk of contamination during processing, which is why the official food safety permits are needed.
The requirement for a permit from the exporting country will cover fresh eggs, whole egg liquid, liquid egg whites, liquid egg yolks, whole egg powder and yolk powder and take effect on Aug. 1.
The FDA has conducted systematic inspections of imported eggs since the beginning of the year, Tung said. [FULL STORY]