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MOE Asks the Food Safety Commission for the Assessment of the Effect of Food on Health Pertaining to Cadmium

April 20, 2010

In accordance with the Food Safety Basic Act, the Minister of the Environment (MOE) asks the Food Safety Commission for the Assessment of the Effect of Food on Health pertaining to cadmium, in order to revise the Requirements for designating a Countermeasure Area for agricultural land soil pollution.
Cadmium is one of the 3 designated hazardous substances provided for in the Enforcement Ordinance for the Agricultural Land Soil Pollution Prevention Act. The standard in the Enforcement Ordinance is set in a manner consistent with the standards and criteria in the Food Sanitation Act, and the amount of cadmium pertaining to the designation for the Countermeasure Area is measured in both rice and soil. (The Requirements for the designation are prescribed in items (i) and (ii) of paragraph (1) of Article 2 of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Agricultural Land Soil Pollution Prevention Act.)

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