Want ChinaTimes, CNA 2015-05-10
|A Tainan city health official seals tea leaves with excessive levels of pesticide |
residue at the Sheng Fang Tea Industry factory in Tainan, May 9. (Photo/
Tainan City Government)
Forty-five out of 560 tea drinks tested by Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been found with excessive levels of pesticide residue, the FDA said Saturday.
All the problematic drinks must be pulled off shelves, the FDA said.
The FDA began to sample tea drinks for tests after several tea drink chains were discovered recently to be selling pesticide-tainted tea drinks, triggering public concerns.
So far, the FDA has sampled 831 tea drinks, and tests have been completed on 560 of the samples.