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From place of origin to the table; the New Taipei City Government provides safe food to the people

 
  • Date:2019-01-07
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【New Taipei City News】
In order to let the people eat safe and healthy food, the New Taipei City Government actively assisted the local fishermen to self-manage their own production and sales resumes or production traceability stamp (QR-code); in 2018, they coached 10 households to obtain the production and sales resume stamp. In addition, 26 fishing and breeding households have obtained production traceability barcodes (QR-code), including abalone, Taiwan abalone, dragon sturgeon and perch, etc., to improve the sanitary quality of aquatic products and to ensure the safety of food for the people.
 
Production and sales resumes or production traceability stamp (QR-code), New Taipei City Government watches over aquatic products for the people
With the increasing emphasis on food safety and hygiene from consumers, food source management and health safety have become the focus of public attention. In order to improve food safety, governments have successively promoted Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), production and sales certification and certificate of origin.
 
In order to strengthen the aquatic product producers’ responsibility for self-product management and let consumers be aware of all the information on the production and marketing process of aquatic products, the New Taipei City Government cooperated with the Traceability Certification and Inspection Center of National Taiwan Ocean University with the pursuit of “localness and safety”, including on-site audit and sampling, and actively coached the city's aquaculture industry to obtain the production and sales resume stamp, and invited scholars to host three briefing sessions at the fishermen's association to promote the importance of safety and traceability of aquatic products to the fishing boat owners. Last year (2018), the local government assisted 10 households to obtain certification of production and sales, and 26 fishing and breeding households obtained production traceability barcodes (QR-code).
 
Minister Li Wen of Agriculture Bureau said that in order to allow the people to enjoy New Taipei's high-quality aquatic products and to establish mutual trust and reciprocity between consumers and producers, the municipal government actively promotes food safety project, assisting producers to make the production and marketing process of aquatic products transparent; the public only needs to scan the barcode on the packaging to instantly know the information about the product operators, contact information, location, etc., so that the people can buy safely. In the future, if there is a food safety incident, the producers who meet the specifications can avoid the loss. In the future, the city government will continue to promote food safety related programs, and hope that the public will support New Taipei's high-quality aquatic products and work together to ensure the safety of aquatic products.
Update:2019-03-07