A Chinese company is selling handbags containing arsenic in a bid to stop the spread of the disease.
The China Health Protection Agency said on Friday it would take steps to check the quality of handbags imported from Taiwan to China, a move it said could cut the chances of the products becoming contaminated.
The agency said the company would check the materials, including their packaging and labels, before importing them into China.
It added that the tests would be carried out by two independent laboratories and would not rely on government inspectors.
A spokeswoman for the Chinese company, which said it had a factory in China, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Taiwan imports most of its handbags and handbags are among the most popular handbags in China.
The agency is also looking into whether the handbags were being imported to Taiwan illegally.
The ministry has said it does not have enough data to answer the question.
Some Chinese products have also been linked to the coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan.
Last week, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health said some of its imported goods, including handbags, could be contaminated with arsenic.