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Taoyuan to hold rice noodle festival as scheduled on April 20

Taoyuan to hold rice noodle festival as scheduled on April 20

2024-04-02

The recent food poisoning cluster in Taipei has raised concerns about the safety of processed rice products among diners in Taiwan. In Taoyuan, vendors of a local specialty made of flat rice noodles say sales have plummeted since the outbreak. Amid the delicate situation, businesses specializing in the dish had worried that the Taoyuan city government would postpone a rice noodle festival scheduled for later this month. Mayor Chang San-cheng on Tuesday announced that the festival will go ahead as planned on April 20. Let’s hear from Taoyuan.

Rice noodle vendor
The impact has been enormous. Last week, business was down almost 50%. Previously we would be able to sell 100 catties of rice noodles every day. But this week, it’s just been 30 to 40 catties per day.

Rice noodle vendor
Sales have dropped by 20% to 30%. We’ll keep the rice noodles in the best conditions we can. We don’t want another hit.

Chang San-cheng
Taoyuan mayor
Everyone is very concerned about food safety now. Here in Longgang, our city’s Department of Health has been carrying out inspections. The rice noodles here in Longgang are completely problem-free.

The food poisoning cluster has fueled fears, hurting vendor’s livelihoods. The noodle experts in Longgang say they hope the festival will be an opportunity to ease concerns and allow foodies to enjoy a tasty rice noodle meal with peace of mind.

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挺在地米食! 不受寶林案影響 桃園市府:米干節4/20如期舉行

2024-04-02

近日受到寶林茶室食物中毒案影響,讓不少人對米製食品,相當畏懼,連桃園知名特色美食「米干」,也受到影響。不過當地業者更擔心,4月20日舉行的米干節是否會延期,對此,桃園市府表示會如期舉行!

[[米干業者]]
"我們影響很大,我們上個禮拜幾乎是斬半,生意掉了五成。我們一天大概可以,就是賣個一百斤左右的米的話,做出來的米干的話,就是這個禮拜,只能賣到三四十斤"

[[米干業者]]
“(影響)差不多兩到三成。米干節盡量我們最好保持最好的狀態啦,不要再打擊了”

[[桃園市長 張善政]]
“最近大家都非常關心食安,我想我們特別來龍岡這邊,我們衛生局其實都一直都有在進行稽查,龍岡米干的食安是絕對沒有問題的”

食安風暴,民眾惶恐、業者也受衝擊,更希望透過龍岡米干活動,重拾大家對米食信心,讓大家吃得安全又安心。

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