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Taiwan Release Hygienic Standard of Contaminant and Toxin in Food

  •   10 May 2018
  •    Yilia Ye
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    Takehome:

    • Taiwan FDA has optimized the entire standard system for toxins and contaminants in food       

    On May 8th, 2018, Taiwan food and drug administration issued the hygienic standard of contaminant and toxin, stipulating the concentration limits of heavy metal, mycotoxin, and other contaminants or toxins in food. Due to the extensive revision this time, implementation of the updated hygienic standard will subject to a grace period and enter into force on Jan. 1st, 2019.

    The table below lists a part of items in this standard

    Lead

    Food categories

    Limit level (mg/kg)

    Infant formula food and complementary food for older infants (liquid form)

    0.010

    Infant formula food and complementary food for older infants (powder form)

    0.050

    Infant formula food for special medical purposes (liquid form)

    0.010

    Infant formula food for special medical purposes (powder form)

    0.050

    Butter, cream and other dairy products

    0.1

    On the same day, Taiwan FDA announced the proposed revision of 7 hygienic standards and proposed to abolish 12 related standards.

    Regarding standard revision, all regulatory articles except microorganism requirements are removed, and those standards are entitled "microorganism hygienic standard" now. In addition, the "Hygienic Standard for Common Food" will add following parts:

    • Requirements of food grade water
    • Requirements of caffeine content in beverage
    • Requirements of pesticide residue in infant formula food.

    Hygienic standard proposed to revise/abolished.

    7 standards proposed to revise

    12 standards proposed to be abolished

    Hygienic Standard for Common Food

    Hygienic Standard for Egg Products

    Hygienic Standard for Canned Food

    Hygienic Standard for Aquatic Products

    Hygienic Standard for Ice Product

    Hygienic Standard for Edible Oil Products

    Hygienic Standard for Infant formula Food and Its Maximum Level of Pesticides Residues

    Maximum Limit Level of Mycotoxin In Food

    Hygienic Standard for Frozen Food

    Hygienic Standard for Algae Food

    Hygienic Standard for Packaged Drinking Water and Containerized Drinking Water

    Hygienic Standard for Fresh Meat Products

    Hygienic Standard for Beverage

    Maximum Limit Level of Heavy Metal in Edible Rice

     

    Hygienic Standard of 3-MCOD in Soy Sauce

     

    Hygienic Standard for Edible Salt

     

    Maximum Limit Level of Heavy Metal in Edible Viscus of Cow, Goat, Pig and Poultry

     

    Maximum Limit Level of Heavy Metal in Edible Mushroom

     

    Maximum Limit Level of Heavy Metal in Fruit and Vegetable

    Reference link

    Hygienic Standard of Contaminant and Toxin in Food

    Taiwan FDA announcement (standard revision)

    Taiwan FDA announcement (standard abolished)

     

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