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Aug 20. 2019
The Executive Yuan Council of Agriculture Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine has successfully safeguarded the quality of Taiwan’s pork.
The Executive Yuan Council of Agriculture Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine has successfully safeguarded the quality of Taiwan’s pork.
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By The Nation

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A favourite with lovers of Chinese food, braised pork rice is a hallmark Taiwanese delicacy and a must-have for many visitors to the island.

 Now it’s also the star of its very own event, with the 2019 Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Festival announced last week. 

Unfazed by the encroaching threat of African Swine Flu, the Executive Yuan Council of the Agriculture Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, has successfully safeguarded the quality of Taiwan’spork, allowing visitors, both foreign and domestic, to enjoy the high quality, mouth-watering national dish. 

Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Festival originated in 2017, intent on promoting Taiwan’sexcellent pork to the world through this unique delicacy. This year, the outbreak of African Swine Flu so close to Taiwan has severely tested the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. However, the Bureau persevered, and not only managed to keep Taiwan from being affected, but was also able to successfully achieve Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccination-free status 22 years after the initial outbreak. Through these efforts promulgated by both the government and civilian sectors, the food safety of Taiwan’s pork is assured, and so is braised pork rice, the national dish of Taiwan.

Out of tens of thousands of competitors, this year’s Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Fest will select some of the most distinctive meat s, allowing all visitors to enjoy the traditional braised pork rice with meat sauce lathered generously over the pork and rice. Furthermore, the festival will also offer a variety of novel and innovative delicacies to go with the more traditional choices, inviting all visitors foreign and domestic to explore Taiwan & high-quality pork products.

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