[ RadSafe ] Fwd: [New post] ‘Forgery’ suit filed against minister
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Wed Nov 16 23:30:14 CST 2016
They attack Japan by trying to make it impossible to export food.
Here is yet another supposedly honest attack in Taiwan.
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dunrenard posted: "TRUTHFUL? The Green Consumers’ Foundation claims
that a Ministry of Health and Welfare report on Japanese food imports
contains false and inaccurate information Green Consumers’ Foundation
chairman Jay Fang, right, presses the doorbell of the Taipei Dis"
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‘Forgery’ suit filed against minister
TRUTHFUL? The Green Consumers’ Foundation claims that a Ministry of
Health and Welfare report on Japanese food imports contains false and
Green Consumers’ Foundation chairman Jay Fang, right, presses the
doorbell of the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday to file
a lawsuit against Minister of Health and Welfare Lin Tzou-yien
following the release of a ministry report on food imports from Japan.
Green Consumers’ Foundation chairman Jay Fang (方儉) yesterday filed a
lawsuit against Minister of Health and Welfare Lin Tzou-yien (林奏延) at
the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office accusing the minister of
“forgery,” claiming that the ministry’s Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) used false data in its report on easing restrictions on Japanese
food imports from the five prefectures closest to the Fukushima
Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which suffered a meltdown in March 2011.
Fang said that the government’s report provided at the weekend at
public hearings on lifting the ban on imports of Japanese food items
from the five prefectures contained false data that could mislead the
He said the report claims that “only China and Taiwan still impose a
total ban on food imports from the five prefectures closest to
Fukushima [Dai-ichi],” but the US FDA had issued an alert last month
stating that the coast guard “may detain, without physical
examination,” certain specified products from firms in 14 prefectures
near Fukushima Dai-ichi.
The report also claims that “the standard [for acceptable radiation
levels in food] in Taiwan is the same as other nations,” but Taiwan
has looser standards than many nations, he added.
He said the government in January established 100 becquerel per
kilogram (Bq/kg) as the standard radiation limit for food, but another
100Bq/kg was set as the standard radiation limit for iodine-131,
meaning the total limit is 200Bq/kg.
“Is the Ministry of Health and Welfare protecting the public’s health
or is it protecting radiation-contaminated food and feeding it to us?”
Fan asked, urging the government to provide truthful data to the
In response, FDA Deputy Director Lin Ching-fu (林金富) said the ministry
regrets that Fan has misread its data and that the ministry had not
forged any data, adding that Fan, having filed a lawsuit, should be
held to the equivalent legal liability.
FDA Division of Food Safety official Cheng Wei-chih (鄭維智) said safety
standard for general food items is 100Bq/kg for “iodine-131” and
100Bq/kg for “cesium-134 and cesium-137,” and that the radioisotopes
are examined separately.
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