- February 22, 2018
- Taiwan EPA
Guidelines on Toxic Chemicals Handling and Management
The central competent authority has been authorized, based on its management requirements, to release a list of toxic chemical substance control concentration standards and large-scale handling standards.
Fourteen toxic chemical substances, including Sudan dyes, have been classified as Class 4 toxic chemical substances under the specifications of this Official Announcement. These classifications were made in light of a number of food safety incidents in recent years, in response to illegal chemical substances entering the food supply chain and being mixed in with food products or animal feed, and in consideration of food safety risks that endanger the public's health.
Furthermore, in response to international regulatory trends, pentachlorophenyl laurate has been classified as a Class 1 and a Class 3 toxic chemical substance, and perfluorooctanoic acid as a class 4 toxic chemical substance. The controlled concentration level of perfluorooctane sulphonic acid has also been revised.
Link to the guidance document.