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Taiwanese citizens have created an online map of restaurants using local pork as US exports enter market

An online map of eateries using Taiwanese pork has been set live as the public continues to voice concerns over US pork exports that contain ractopamine.

6 January 2021, at 10:31am

Taiwan News reports that the map and website was developed by Chiang Ming-tsung and features information about restaurants and retail locations that have obtained the official “Taiwan Pork Label”.

Taiwan’s public has expressed lingering concerns over the safety of US pork exports that contain ractopamine, a leanness enhancing additive.

The website contains the information of over 4,600 business across Taiwan and is based off of open data released by the country’s Council of Agriculture (COA).

The COA introduced the Taiwan Pork Label in October 2020 after the Tsai Ing-wen administration greenlit American pork imports containing ractopamine. The label is part of a traceability effort for consumers who may be unsure about the origins of the pork they consume. The COA reports that about 7,000 labels had been issued before the end of 2020.

Read more about this in Taiwan News.