NGOs oppose US pork imports containing ractopamine residue | Taiwan News | RTI

Several NGOs are protesting the government’s decision to allow imports of US pork containing ractopamine residue, citing safety concerns. Ractopamine is a leanness-enhancing feed additive that critics said could pose a health hazard to humans if consumed.

In late August, President Tsai Ing-wen said lifting the ban on US pork imports is in Taiwan’s overall interests. She also said US pork products meet food safety standards, as backed up by scientific evidence.

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