Just days after the reelection of Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, Washington is stepping up pressure on the administration to back down on its ban on ractopamine, a leanness- and growth-promoting drug used widely in pork
Taiwan Refuses More U.S. Beef for Drug Residues
Taiwan’s Department of Health (DOH) announced last week it has once again detected residues of lean-promoting drug ractopamine in beef products imported from the U.S., according to Focus Taiwan News Channel.
Public health authorities at…
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Canada Warns of Juice Imports with Phthalates
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public about the possibility of Di-Ethyl Hexyl Phthalate (DEHP) being added to certain foods and beverages imported from Taiwan.
Phthalates are a family of chemicals commonly…
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U.S. Senators Press Taiwan on Ractopamine Ban
Feed Additive Remains Sticking Point in Beef Dispute; Key Ag Senators Press Taiwan, Declaring U.S. Beef Safe
The two top Senators on the Agriculture Committee, Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI),…
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Sweet Red Beans From Taiwan Need Attention
A low-acid canned food facility located in Chao Zhou, Taiwan, has “serious deviations” from the low-acid canned food regulations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says.
United Taiwan Corporation owns the facility, which produces…
Taiwan to Inspect U.S. Beef Facilities
Taiwan will begin sending public health officials to conduct on-sight inspections of slaughterhouses processing beef which will be exported to the country, Focus Taiwan, a local newspaper reported.
According to Taiwan’s Health Ministers Yaung Chih-liang…
Is American Meat Unsafe or is this a Trade War?
Is “Made in the U.S.A.” safe? Or, is this a trade war?
When I was a kid in the early 1960s, I recall that “Made in Japan” meant cheap, but also sub-par in quality. Interesting…
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Taiwan: Pickled, Dried Food Fails Tests
Public health officials in Taiwan found that nearly 30 percent of dried fruit and pickled vegetables found in grocery stores fail to meat local food safety standards, often due to excessive levels of additives.
A New Front May Open Over Beef Safety
After today, U.S. beef may have to fight on both the domestic and foreign fronts over the safety of its product.
The American Meat Institute (AMI) has been working overtime since the Dec. 30th New…
March Against US Beef In Taipei
Putting U.S. beef back on the shelves in Asia caused riots last year in Seoul and now it is bringing a street protest to Taipei on Saturday.
Taiwan and the U.S. reached an agreement last…