With Children’s Day approaching, Mayor Ko Wen-je announced that the City’s family restaurant information is now available on the “Food & Drug Inspection Map Taipei” website on March 16.
Launched in August 2016 by the Department of Health (DOH), the “Food & Drug Inspection Map Taipei” is a website dedicated to disclosing information regarding the results from city government’s inspection of drugs, foods, restaurants of various types, school kitchens, and other facilities.
It is part of the administration’s objective to realize the principle of open government, public participation, and transparency. The addition of family restaurants into the Map marks yet another milestone of Taipei’s effort to enhance food safety.
According to the mayor, parents are advised to check the inspection results online before bringing their kids to restaurants designed to accommodate the entire family. The items on the inspection list include playground amenities, hygiene, dining and kitchen environments, etc.
Ko reckoned that by publishing the results immediately after conducting spot-checks, the administrative sector will be able to avoid influence peddling while allowing residents to receive the most accurate and reliable data on foods, drugs, and cosmetic products.
Reiterating that food safety is a fundamental right, Ko pointed out that DOH will organize a series of events in March to strengthen public awareness on food safety.