Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by the Government Information Office
Release Date: 2006-01-16
The Taichung Cakes and Pastries Trade Association held a plaque presentation ceremony on January 16th at the plaza in front of the City Government for Sun Cake businesses that have been certified. Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu presented these ten businesses with a plaque that has the words "Excellence Certified Sun Cake Business". Mayor Hu's signature is also on the plaque, signifying the endorsement of the Taichung City Government as well as the Trade Association. It also means that Mayor Hu places great importance on this certification activity.
Mayor Hu expressed that Taichung City's Sun Cakes have long enjoyed a good reputation both within the country and abroad. And in order to maintain the quality of Sun Cakes and to prevent sub-standard fakes from getting into the market, Taichung City is the first to take this step in pushing the country's first certification process for Sun Cakes. Although there are some businesses that have not yet accepted this concept, Mayor Hu believes that in time and with significant results, and with more improvements being promoted by the Trade Association, many more businesses will soon lend their support.
For businesses that have been certified so far, they have all passed the food safety standards, as well as other standards such as the quality of their raw materials and their environmental hygiene. So from now on, citizens can feel safe when they purchase Sun Cakes from these certified businesses.