Unwanted pork should be thrown away: EPA

INCINERATION: Four more pork products seized at airports were found to contain the African swine fever virus, bringing the total to 18 as of yesterday

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 26, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

Raw pork products should be disposed of in regular garbage bins for incineration, the

A man picks up his luggage after it was examined in an X-ray scanner at a customs counter at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday next to a sign announcing that there is a fine of up to NT$1 million (US$32,441) for bringing in meat products from virus-infected areas.  Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday, after media reports questioned whether the agency’s policy contradicts that of the Council of Agriculture (COA).

Raw leftovers were previously used to make compost, but in light of the African swine fever threat, the agency earlier this year began encouraging people to treat unwanted pig products as general garbage to be incinerated, EPA Deputy Minister Shen Chih-hsiu (沈志修) said.

The agency has required local environmental bureaus to advertise the policy on garbage truck loudspeakers, he said.

However, the Chinese-language United Daily News yesterday reported that COA Deputy Minister Huang Chin-cheng (黃金城) disapproved of the EPA’s policy.    [FULL  STORY]

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