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Sunday, October 19, 2014
The number of social service and charity groups in Taiwan has grown significantly over the past decade, suggesting the public was paying more attention to social welfare issues, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
Taiwan has issued an orange-level travel alert for southeastern parts of Turkey after pro-Kurdish protests there turned violent, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which urged Taiwanese nationals to avoid unnecessary travel to that area.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品), Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) and the manager of Ting Hsin's Pingtung oil factory, Tseng Chi-ming (曾啟明), were taken into custody yesterday.
Taiwan -- Wei detained in Ting Hsin scandal
Taiwan -- Chiang Been-huang appointed new minister of health & welfare
Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌), current minister without portfolio in charge of social welfare, health and technology issues at the Executive Yuan, will take over as minister of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) confirmed yesterday during an interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan.
Taiwan -- Uni-President gets preferential treatment: lawmaker
Opposition party lawmaker Su Chun-ching (蘇震清) yesterday accused the government of providing Uni-President (統一) with preferential treatment amid the recent food safety crisis, while much harsher repercussions were imposed over Namchow Group's (南僑) infractions.
Vegetable oil makers yesterday advised the public to adopt their products in place of lard oil and consume more home-cooked meals while the nation weathers the current food safety crisis.
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Only seven out of 27 major local edible oil producers offered requested information to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) on raw material sources and product flows as a Friday deadline drew closer.
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Academia Sinica (中央研究院), Taiwan's leading research institution, will not agree to provide technical assistance to a planned food safety reform committee if the proposed organization's source of funding is not legitimate, the institution's head said Friday.
Hon Hai Group (鴻海集團) chairman Terry Gou's (郭台銘) office in the company's headquarters was reportedly fired at in April. Police so far have identified two suspects.
A Nigerian man who made a stopover in Taiwan on Tuesday, Oct. 14 has tested negative for the Ebola virus after he arrived in China showing symptoms, Taiwanese health officials said Friday, citing information received from China.
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