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Food Safety- Taiwan



Presented at Michigan State University's WorldTAP International Short Course in Food Safety on July 31, 2009. (http://foodsafetyknowledgenetwork.org/worldtap/foodsafety09)

Presented at Michigan State University's WorldTAP International Short Course in Food Safety on July 31, 2009. (http://foodsafetyknowledgenetwork.org/worldtap/foodsafety09)



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  • Bureau of food and drug analysis work as the Laboratory support Local health bureau implement the act Promotion of nutrition education
  • BSMi conduct the inspection, but Bureau of food safety decides the percentage of inspection by risk assessment
  • Dietitan act is an important for risk assessment

Food Safety- Taiwan Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Food Safety System in Taiwan
  • 2. Abby Wu Hsiao Chen Lin Fang-Ming Liu
  • 3. How safety system is organized in Taiwan? Department of Health Bureau of Food Safety Bureau of Food and Drug Analysis Local Health Bureaus Safety Registration Guidance Nutrition
  • 4. Import Food Management Department of Health Bureau of Food Safety Local Health Bureaus At the ports of Entry: BSMI is commissioned to conduct the inspection. After releasing: Local health authorities. Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, MOEA
  • 5. Laws and Regulations in Taiwan
    • Act Governing Food Sanitation
      • Food safety and sanitation
      • Food quality
    • Health Food Control Act
      • Food with specific health promoting functions as claimed
    • Dietitians Act
      • Management of dietitians
    • Regulations were developed according to the Acts.
  • 6. Other related Food Safety Regulations
    • Food Safety Control System (HACCP)
      • Enforcement: Seafood, Meat and Poultry products, meal box
    • Good Hygienic Practice
    • Good Manufacturing Practice
    • Food Sanitation Standards
    • National Standard
    • Drinking Water Standard
  • 7. Strength: Taiwan, as a member of WTO
    • Collect the international information.
    • Establish SOPs for food safety issues.
    • Improve the transparency of regulations and measures.
    • Enhance the fundamental researches.
    • Capacity building for risk assessment.
    SPS and TBT Agreement
    • Weakness: not a member of WHO Lack of the rapid response to emergency food safety issues
  • 8. Taiwan’s International Food Safety Authority Network TIFSAN
  • 9. Other Organizations If concerned Local Health Bureau COA Pre-market Control (COA) Border Control (BSMI) International Incidents
    • Control measures
    • Tracking and Destroy Contaminated Food
    • Investigate Producer/Manufacturer
    Market Control Business/Consumer Illegal chemical use investigation Environmental pollution TIFSAN BFS (DOH) Assessment
  • 10. Related Web Sites
    • http://food.doh.gov.tw/english/english.asp
  • 11. Thank you!!