By Chien Hui-ju / Workers reporter
A complete of 140 meals merchandise have prior to now two years been awarded the Eatender label for senior-friendly merchandise, the Meals Trade Analysis and Improvement Institute stated yesterday.
The label is awarded to merchandise which might be straightforward to chew, even for individuals who have misplaced their enamel, institute director-general Liao Chii-cherng (廖啟成) stated, including that the functions of 35 meals merchandise are underneath assessment.
These merchandise, if awarded the label, may generate income of greater than NT$300 million (US$10.53 million), Liao stated, including that meals merchandise with the label may be exported to Hong Kong and Japan.
Photograph: Chien Hui-ju, Taipei Occasions
This is able to not solely spur the event of extra senior-friendly merchandise, but in addition assist the nation’s agricultural business discover new markets, Liao stated.
This 12 months, the institute has chosen 150 senior-friendly meals merchandise for a contest held by the Council of Agriculture, which assesses the diet worth, texture and packaging of senior-friendly meals made out of native produce, the institute stated.
Winners of the competitors had been introduced on the Taipei Worldwide Meals Present, which ended yesterday.
Council of Agriculture Deputy Minister Chen Junne-jih (陳駿季), who introduced the awards, stated that as Taiwan is ready to turn out to be an ultra-aging society, it’s more and more necessary to give attention to the style and dietary wants of older folks.
“We host the competitors to advertise the nation’s agricultural merchandise, which can be utilized to organize wholesome meals for older folks,” he stated.
The winners had been steamed beans from UTC Meals Corp, rooster breast cooked with sesame oil from Taiwan Farm Trade Co, rice truffles with frozen milkfish from Ban Ten Co and rooster breast from Orientalbest Meals Co.
“Overcooking rooster breast impacts how older folks chew and swallow. Our rooster breast is ready with sesame oil and tastes recent,” Taiwan Farm Trade Co chairman Chang Hua-hsin (張華欣) stated.
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