First shipments of US pork to Taiwan are free of ractopamine

Lab testing reveals that the first batch of American pork imports to Taiwan are free from the leanness-enhancing additive ractopamine.
calendar icon 12 January 2021
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The Pork Dashboard was launched on 4 January to address public concerns over the safety of imported pork. The site lists information about the country of origin for pork in Taiwan.

Taiwan’s opposition party, the KMT, opposed the new import regime and is working towards holding a referendum against ractopamine-laden pork. The party is hoping to collect 500,000 signatures by 21 March for an initiative to ban the substance.

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