FDA to release new policies to manage imports of oil, food

By Queena Yen, The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A new border management plan for the examination of imported oil will be carried out as soon as relevant authorities complete the procedure to place advanced announcements two months ahead of time, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA recently deliberated the oil import management plan with relevant authorities and decided that a new plan to reinforce the control of imported oil will be necessary to guarantee consumers’ rights in terms of food safety. With the new plan, oil for different usages will be managed and controlled by different authorities. For example, edible oil will be under the supervision of the FDA and animal-feed oil will be under the control of the Council of Agriculture. In addition, companies will need to report the usage of the oil they import when entering the country, which will enable authorities to keep track of them in the future.