On Aug. 30, 2022, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that it would partially revise a food hygiene standard called the Sanitation Standard for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages and released a draft of it. The ministry is accepting comments on it until 60 days after the draft’s publication. The standard, which is based on Article 17 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, sets out general requirements and leaching test requirements for food utensils, containers and packaging as well as specifying additives prohibited for food utensils, containers and packaging designed for infants. The revised standard would cover a wider range of products, set forth more specific requirements for the recycling of plastic food-related items and introduce leaching test requirements for alloy food containers. It would not provide a special transition period and would take full effect on the publication date.