QUALITY MARKS: Amid concern about non-medical-grade masks from China being sold through the rationing system, manufacturers have been told to add two imprints
Date: Sep 09, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
To ensure that people can identify masks that have been produced domestically, the Ministry of Health and Welfare has asked local manufacturers to print “MD” — for “medical” — and “Made in Taiwan” on every flat mask they produce, starting in two weeks at the earliest, said Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), the CECC’s spokesman.
The announcement comes amid concerns about the quality of masks imported from China
Reports last week said that New Taipei City-based Carry Hi-tech (加利科技) had been bundling in non-medical-grade masks from China with the medical-grade ones for sale through the government’s mask rationing system. [FULL STORY]