By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that importers and distributors have agreed to pull out from the domestic market food items that were sourced from Taiwanese companies that are believed to have purchased oil products tainted with recycled waste oil or “gutter oil.”
Ten Philippine food exhibitors have booked $13.7 million—or roughly P600 million at the prevailing exchange rate—in sales at a recent food show in Taipei, where the country’s “power fruits” and their derived products grabbed the spotlight to gain international recognition anew.
Taiwan’s tourism revenue hit an all-time high of $12.32 billion last year, boosted by a growing number of Chinese visitors, the government said Thursday, as relations between the two continue to improve.
By Tina G. Santos
Amid the spike in garlic prices, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday seized around 100 metric tons of garlic smuggled from Hong Kong with an estimated value of P30 million at the Port of Batangas.
By Amy R. Remo
Four Taiwanese conglomerates are scouting for potential investment opportunities in the country, as well as prospective sites in Metro Manila as possible locations for their offices and facilities, a trade official said Monday.