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News last update:6 Aug 2012

Taiwan unsure about feed additives use

The Taiwanese government has not yet decided whether it would allow pork on the market raised with the feed additive Clenbuterol. The local media had reported that the government would allow feed additives for imported meat but continue to ban it on local farms.

The Cabinet spokesman said Monday they would look at practices of the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization before they decide. The government said they would also consider any health risks and the interests of the local industry.

Hurt local industry
Opposition lawmakers are criticizing the government amongst the rumors that it will allow imported meat to have feed additives. They say it's a double standard and will hurt the local industry. They also say there will be health risks because Taiwanese eat twice as much pork as Americans and three times as much as Japanese. Taiwanese people are also fond of intestines, which have high residues of additives.

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