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2015 Annual Report











Risk Assessment

Management and

Research Outcomes





Laboratory and

Testing Network

Risk Communication

and Consumer



Cooperation and

Cross-Strait Exchange

Policy and


To protect its core value of public health, the Administration takes reference from international norms

and continues to amend and expand food-related laws and regulations, strengthen food source control

and supervision of production flows, and raise hygiene awareness among food practitioners. In addition,

to safeguard people's food safety, the Administration actively drives the registration of food businesses,

retroactive traceability, and a three-tiered quality control system through its core programs entitled


Food Safety and Hygiene Management Action Programs.

It is also building triangulated lines of defense

by implementing the strengthening measures and amendments of the

Act Governing Food Safety and


to rebuild the public confidence in food safety, restore in the market order, and to jointly create


Good Food environment


Section 1 Food Laws, Regulations, and Standards, and Product


Current status

To strengthen food safety management, the Administration actively promotes amendments to the

Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation

to create a more robust legal source for the country's food

management system. As part of its comprehensive food safety management, the Administration

regularly announces newly passed food-related sub-regulations and adopts relevant policies and

measures. In addition, to protect the health and safety of consumers, the Administration carries out food

safety management of food items of a special nature or which must undergo verification of their special

effects. Also, at the front end, the Administration implements a product registration system to protect

the public.

Policies and Outcomes

1. The Ministry of Health and Welfare actively promoted the amendment of the

Act Governing Food


, the amended text of which was promulgated on June 19, 2013. On February 5, 2014, the

law's name was amended to

Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation

to mark the government's

commitment to food safety management. To complete the country's legislative and regulatory system

of food safety and sanitation management, a Presidential Decree on December 10, 2014 promulgated

the amendment of a number of articles of the

Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation

to strengthen

the overall law from various angles, effectively enhance food safety management performance, and

provide consumers with a further improved mechanism. The amendments are shown in Table 2-1


2. Important laws, regulations, and standards, either new or revised, related to the food management


Regulations for Application of Health Food Permit; Regulations Governing the Product

Names and Labeling of Prepackaged Fresh Milk, Sterilized Milk, Flavored Milk, Milk Drink, and

Milk Powder; Regulations on Placement and Management of Food Businesses Employment of

Professionals with Vocational or Technical Certification; Regulations Governing Food Allergen

Labeling; Regulations on food safety control system; Regulations on Nutrition Labeling for

Prepackaged Food Products; and Regulations for Systematic Inspection of Imported Food

. Further

details are given in Appendix 1 Annex, Table 1.

3. With regards to registrations of specific food, licenses issued until the end of 2014 are shown in Table

2-2. In 2014, there were 2,478 applications for registrations of food additives. Among these, 2,274

cases were reviewed, and 1,696 cases (74.58%) were registered. For health foods, 41 permits were

issued, of which 26 passed through the individual case review process, and 15 passed in through

the standard specification review process. Also, 12 licenses for genetically modified foods were

issued. Further detail is given in Appendix 1 Annex, Table 2.


Food Management