The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on April 24, 2014 that food additive businesses shall be registered pursuant to Paragraph 3, Article 8 of Act of Food Safety and Sanitation Government. The requirement applies to all food additive manufacturers, processors, importers, and vendors. Businesses that fail to be registered and to correct such failure within the time provided, or businesses that misrepresent facts in the registration, shall be fined NT$30,000 to NT$3,000,000; in severe circumstances, such businesses shall be ordered to suspend or cease operations, or to have corporate or factory registrations revoked.