Taiwan FDA says no pork growth additive found in nationwide testing

Taiwan News

Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) said on Saturday (Feb. 10) that no beta-agonists have been detected in the latest round of nationwide random tests.

Following the discovery of the banned additive cimbiterol in pork slices from Taiwan Sugar by Taichung's health bureau, a retesting was carried out by local health and TFDA officials earlier this week. The officials said the separate tests found the substance in pork slices from Taiwan Sugar at levels of less than 0.002 parts per million (ppm).

The authorities emphasized that the feed additive would not be cost-effective due to the high price of cimbuterol, and the only place in Taiwan where the additive is being used is at laboratories.

The TFDA said no beta-agonist was found in the latest round of testing on Friday (Feb. 9) of 705 meat products sampled from shelves across Taiwan.

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