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Health ministry dealt scalding reprimand for edible oil scandal

Health ministry dealt scalding reprimand for edible oil scandal

Taipei, June 4 (CNA) The Control Yuan -- the government's top supervisory body -- on Thursday reprimanded the Ministry of Health and Welfare and other agencies for oversights that it said led to a food scare involving a company selling lard made from recycled oil. The Control Yuan faulted the ministry for not properly inspecting edible food products in the market and prodding local health authorities to conduct quality checks on edible oils. The Control Yuan also reprimanded the Environmental Protection Administration for failing to keep track of recycled oils, as requested by the nation's top government watchdog five years ago. Members of the Control Yuan also took the Pingtung County government to task for ignoring multiple complaints filed by a farmer against an underground factory in the southern county which supplied questionable oil to Chang Guann Co., a Kaohsiung-based maker of lard-based oil, margarine and shortening. (By Lu Hsin-hui and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-09-18 10:49 GMT+08:00