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Taiwan introduces stricter ban on substandard food products

Updated: 12 06 , 2016 10:36
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TAIPEI, Dec. 2 -- Producing adulterated counterfeit food or food with unauthorized additives, no matter whether it is harmful to human health, is illegal, Taiwan's highest court announced Friday.

According to a statement by the court, violations of food safety rules in that regard shall lead to imprisonment of up to seven years with a fine less than 80 million new Taiwan dollars (around 2.5 million U.S. dollars).

The court's decision was made to unify local courts' understanding of food safety rules following a series of major safety scandals in 2013, which mainly involved substandard food production for cost-saving and profiteering, the statement said.

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