The Director General of the Food Sanitation Bureau of the Department of Health presented an outline of new regulations covering both negative and positive labelling for bioengineered food products to the Legislative Yuan today, November 29. Under the proposal, negative labelling will be established for Non-GM food products on a voluntary basis, but no definition of the characteristics of non-biotech food is yet available. Mandatory labelling will be established for all bioengineered food products, but implementation will take place over a 2 to 4 year period and occur in stages for specific products. He also supported use of a 5 percent tolerance level.

(For further details, go to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Report on Taiwan Biotechnology Bioengineered Food Labelling Proposal, December 2000)

Other countries:

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Australia
  3. Brazil
  4. Canada
  5. China
  6. Czech Republic
  7. European Union
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Israel
  10. Japan
  11. Korea
  12. Malaysia
  13. Russia
  14. Switzerland
  15. Thailand
  16. USA

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  1. Pocket K No. 5 - Labeling GM Foods - View
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