“Changes must be made to regulate and manage the upstream suppliers and throughout the supply chain,” he said.
“Government agencies have not done the inspections properly, and the ‘seals’ of approval for food safety, such as GMP [Good Manufacturing Practice], have been issued to companies without rigorous monitoring. We also have the problem of violators getting off too easily with light penalties. All this must be re-examined and changes made. It is time to establish a new comprehensive management system,” he said.
Jiang said the Executive Yuan has set up a task force on food safety checks.