TPP launches petition urging tighter regulation of US pork, beef imports

Taipei Times
By:Date: Oct 13, 2020 
By: Hsieh Chun-lin and Kayleigh Madjar / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) caucus has launched a petition calling for stricter penalties on illegal pork imports, the introduction of specialized codes to identify firms that use meat containing ractopamine and clear product labeling, it said yesterday.

The government has been pushing ahead with its plan to ease restrictions on US pork and beef imports from Jan. 1 next year, even though public debate on the issue continues to rage, the caucus said.

It said that it launched the petition on the National Development Council’s Public Policy Network Participation Platform to better gauge public opinion and reach a consensus on the issue.

The petition passed a review on Thursday and would be open until Dec. 8. There were 1,133 signatories as of press time last night.    [FULL  STORY]

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