In recent years, exotic restaurants have become popular in Taiwan, and public acceptance of cuisines from around the world has increased. Exotic cuisine uses a wide variety of ingredient, and the restaurant often employs foreign nationals as staff. To ensure public health and safety while enjoying delicious exotic cuisine, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is launching the 2022 Exotic Cuisine Restaurant Inspection Program in cooperation with local health agencies to conduct on-site inspections of exotic restaurants in their jurisdictions.
The main focuses of the inspections include the the registration of food businesses, product liability insurance, good hygiene practice (GHP) for food, labeling compliance, food expiration date management, and retention of related source documents, etc. Sampling inspections will also be performed. Those with violations of the relevant provisions of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation will be punished in accordance with the law in order to ensure the food safety and sanitation for consumers.