The Fuli Farmer's Association from Hualien County has demanded compensation and an apology from the Consumers' Foundation for reporting that their organic rice grain products contained pesticide residue.
Scholars are advocating for the government to create a food safety watchdog in the wake of a string of food scares in recent years.
Forget abandoning carbohydrates or detoxing. The new dieting craze sweeping Britain and taking off in the United States lets people eat whatever they like — but only five days a week.
The Consumers' Foundation (CF) yesterday announced the results of a brown rice quality test, finding that 60 percent of tested brands had misreported the rice grades found on labels, while one organic brand even contained pesticide residue.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that the recent amendment to the Act Governing Food Sanitation signifies a new era of food safety in Taiwan.
French fry chain store Ireland's Potato (愛爾蘭瘋薯) has been fined for using expired sauce in their products, according to New Taipei City's Public Health Department (PHD) yesterday.
Taoyuan County's Public Health Bureau fined I-Mei Foods yesterday for using expired ingredients in one of their products and said it has referred the case to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office for further investigation.
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) chief Chang Chia-chu (張家祝) yesterday denied a report that the ministry has hidden research showing that antrodia camphorate (牛樟芝) could contain poison that might harm humans.
The Public Health Bureau of New Taipei City yesterday seized up to 14,480 liters of soy sauce products allegedly containing an excessive amount of heterocyclic organic chemicals from an underground factory located in the Wugu District of the city, according to bureau officials.
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With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it's time to investigate their safety.