According to the Taiwan Health Department of China, pesticide residues were found in about 770000 tons of Australian wheat shipments, and are currently prohibited from entering the Taiwan market.
During the routine inspection of the first 550860kg Australian wheat cargo, Taiwan found 0.47ppm of fenitrothion insecticide.
On the same day, 0.43ppm of fenitrothion pesticide residue was also found on the second 226100t Australian wheat cargo.
At the end of December, the third ship of 273075 tons of Australian wheat imported by the same import company also found fenitrothion insecticide, with a content of 0.42ppm.
Due to the sharp rise in flour prices in the United States in recent months, some businesses in Taiwan began to import Australian wheat. The import company asked to reinspect the Australian wheat shipment, but the result was still the same.
According to regulations, grain products shall not contain any insecticides of fenitrothion.