Taipei's Department of Health declared yesterday that the gypsum powder used by a New Taipei-based food company to make tofu pudding was intended for food use and not an industrial chemical for engineering as had been previously suspected.1 Comment
Binge drinking and 24-hour alcohol shops have helped cause a "shocking" 40-percent jump in deaths from liver disease in England, public health officials said on Monday.
Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah directed the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Thursday to review the existing Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification system to see if it should be abolished or improved.
Nine in 10 American children eat too much salt, greatly raising their risk of high blood pressure and heart disease as they grow older, experts said Tuesday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday demanded that all waste-oil tainted food products in Taiwan be removed from shelves by this Sunday at the latest.
A major sauce maker whose clients include many big food manufacturers yesterday recalled products made with lard products from allegedly recycled waste materials produced by an unscrupulous supplier.
Average life expectancy at birth for Taiwanese girls in 2009-2011 was 82.47 years, while the figure for their male counterparts was 75.96 years, marking a rise of over 2 years for each gender from a decade ago.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday that it will carry out an investigation after authorities in Hong Kong found excessive levels of mercury in Black Bridge Food Company's (BBFC, 黑橋牌) sailfish crisps on Aug. 26.
Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cook stoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, researchers said Monday.