Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Eighteen hotels in Taiwan were found last year to have been in violation of food safety standards and were fined accordingly, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.
The FDA said it tested 215 food products at 208 hotels between August and October last year, and checked whether their food services were in compliance with two food management systems — Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Good Hygiene Practices (GHP).
It found that expired food products were being served or stored at 13 of the hotels, while foods at four of the hotels contained excessive levels of contaminants and one hotel failed to correct previous HACCP violations within the allotted time.
In total, the FDA said, it had imposed some NT$1.065 million (US$38,010) in fines for the violations.
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