Tighter border controls needed over food imports: official

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/29
By: Huang Chiao-wen and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Agriculture Minister Chen Bao-ji (陳保基) urged stricter

Chen Bao-ji (陳保基), center.

Chen Bao-ji (陳保基), center.

border controls over food imports Wednesday in the wake of a recent scandal in which illegal food products have been released onto the market, allegedly with support from government officials.

Clear rules need to be established and followed concerning border controls, especially when food products are involved, Chen said.

A Taipei Customs Administration official and Taoyuan City Department of Public Health inspector are alleged to have been shielding smugglers of tainted food products, the Agency Against Corruption (AAC) said the previous day.     [FULL  STORY]

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