To provide transparent information for consumer making informed choice, Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare set the labeling regulation on country of origin for food product that contain pork and edible parts of pig. More specifically, Packaged products、Bulk food and Directly Supply Food Served in Catering Place that contain pork and edible parts of pig shall clearly indicate their Country (place) of origin of the row material in Chinese, subject to the production date. The regulations applied to both domestically produced foods and imported foods, and took effect on January 1, 2021.
As stipulated in the regulations, packaged products that contain pork and other edible parts of pig shall clearly indicate their Country (place) of origin in Chinese, whereas, food served in catering place and the bulk food labeling as provisioned by these Regulations shall be labelled in Chinese and in the form of cards, mark (label) or notice boards which in turn are either posted, hung, erected (inserted), stuck or utilized in other ways which are clearly visible.
According to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, food business operators fail to do the labeling as required shall be fined between NT$30,000 and NT$3,000,000, furthermore, the false labeling shall be fined between NT$40,000 and NT$4,000,000.