Activists in Taiwan are trying to further lower the allowed level of radioactive contamination in food allowed for sale in the country. The current standard is 370 bq/kg, set soon after the Chernobyl disaster. There is a push to lower it to 100 bq/kg the same as Japan’s.
The loophole pointed out is that Taiwan may already have a somewhat lower standard compared to other countries but actual testing results are not disclosed. In Hong Kong the government intervention level is much higher at 1000 bq/kg but all testing results even for foods below the 1000 bq/kg threshold are published. This allows consumers to decide for themselves and shows a level of accountability in the govt. It also allows consumers to urge the company to make better sourcing choices.
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