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Over 50% of processed foods for vegetarians found to contain meat
加工素食品超過5成含肉
By 中央社
編譯:廖文韻

2009-06-17 00:00:00
 
Over 50% of processed foods for vegetarians found to contain meat:

The Investigation Bureau has recently found that some processed foods advertised as vegetarian contained meat, and it has vowed to refer producers who knowingly added meat to their products for prosecution on fraud charges.
調查局近日發現,部分標示為加工素食品的產品中混有肉品,調查局並宣示,若廠商故意在素食中添加肉品,將以詐欺罪名移送法辦。

 
 

Pu Chang-en, a technician at the bureau's department of forsensic science, said Sunday that among samples collected from 31 vegetarian food vendors in Taipei City and County for safety checks, food taken from 17 vendors were found to contain meat.
調查局鑑識科學處技正蒲長恩週日表示,從台北縣市31家素食廠商抽檢的產品中,有17家廠商的素食中發現含有肉品。

 
 

DNA tests revealed that in the two most serious cases, the vegetarian patties and ham of one vendor and vegetarian dried shredded pork from another vendor contained at least 20 percent beef or pork, Pu said.
蒲長恩指出,DNA檢測顯示,在最嚴重的兩個案例中,某廠商的素肉排、素火腿以及另一廠商的素肉鬆中,至少含有20%以上的牛肉或豬肉。

 
 

An investigation targeting the producers of the fraudulent vegetarian processed foods has been launched to find out whether meat was deliberately added to the soybean-based products to enrich their texture and flavor.
調查局已經針對產品不實的廠商,展開另一波調查行動,以釐清廠商是否為了增加質地與風味,而蓄意將肉品混入豆製素食品中。

 
 

Fu explained that it is possible that vegetarian foods showing small traces of meat could have been contaminated by poorly cleaned work tables or cooking equipment in factories that also produce meat products.
蒲長恩說明,含有微量肉品的素食產品,有可能是製作時使用了工廠中也用來製造肉品卻未清理乾淨的工作台和烹調設備,因而受到污染。

 
 

Producers found not to have deliberately defrauded consumers would not be subject to prosecution but would receive a warning and be ordered to remove problem products off store shelves, Fu said.
蒲長恩說,調查之後確定不是蓄意欺騙消費者的廠商,將不需送交法辦,但會收到警告,並遵照指示將問題產品下架。

 
 
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