Two people charged with false labeling of Japanese food imports

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/16
By: Wang Hung-kuo and Christie Chen

Taipei, June 16 (CNA) Two business executives were charged Tuesday with illegally importing and falsely labeling food from nuclear disaster-hit areas of Japan.

The two managers of local food import companies have been found to have imported snacks and soy sauce to Taiwan from the affected areas of Japan since 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Neither of them reported their imports to Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration or the Keelung Customs, as they are required to do, according to the authorities.

Prosecutors said the defendants knew that they were not allowed to import food products from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma and Chiba prefectures, and purposefully hid the origin of their products from downstream firms.     [FULL  STORY]

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