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Stand with People to Fight for Food Safety, Mayor Ming-hui Huang Signed for the Anti-Ractopamine

  • PostDate:2021-01-19

Stand with People to Fight for Food Safety, Mayor Ming-hui Huang Signed for the Anti-Ractopamine Referendum Proposal

 

Tourism and Information Department

January 9, 2021

 

        The ractopamine policy which allows pork containing ractopamine to be imported is effective from January 1, and it keeps people in Taiwan in fear. The bill of adding the requirement of ractopamine test to Chiayi City Self-Government Ordinance for Food Safety Management was sent to and approved by the City Council in September 2020, yet it was rejected by the Central Government on December 31, the last day of 2020. Mayor Ming-hui Huang claims that people have to fight for themselves since the Central Government has took away the weapon of a local government to defend for its people. Huang headed to KMT Chiayi City Chapter to get her signature for the anti-ractopamine referendum proposal.

        The Central Government has never had any discussion over pork that contains ractopamine being imported to Taiwan and all people can do is to worry, Huang says. With the self-government ordinance rejected by the Central Government, people can only determine their own future through referendum. We aim to make the Central Government aware of what people truly want. Getting signatures for the referendum also reveals direct democracy of a democratic country.

        Mayor Huang and Deputy Mayor Shu-hui Chen headed to KMT Chiayi City Chapter early in the morning for the signatures for referendum proposals on anti-ractopamine and the Referendum Act. Chiayi City Government will also keep working on the consultancy and inspection to meat sellers, retailers, catering companies. Providers are required to label places of manufacture and schools will be running complete procedures in favor of the health of students.