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I-Mei throws factory doors open

I-Mei throws factory doors open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – I-Mei Foods Co. on Tuesday threw open the doors of its factory in Nankan, Taoyuan City, to consumers for the first time.
Members of the public from North, South and Central Taiwan first toured the trendsetting food producer’s history museum before visiting its cold storage rooms and listening to an explanation at its testing laboratory. They also received the opportunity to ask questions about the testing at the company, which has obtained high marks from the public in the wake of numerous food safety scandals in Taiwan over the past year.
The history museum awoke memories of favorite childhood foods and snacks from the visitors, with several exhibits from I-Mei’s rich history on show.
After witnessing the production of low-fat, low-salt hamburger buns for McDonald’s, the group of consumers was subjected to temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius below zero inside I-Mei’s refrigerated storage spaces.
The tour ended at the facility’s testing laboratories, where the manager explained that no matter how earnest and detailed a test took place, shortcomings were still possible. Improvements were the logical result of any problem or oversight, the manager explained.
Because of I-Mei’s status as a leading food manufacturer and its reputation as a company which cared about food safety and hygiene, it had become the target of detailed attention in the media. However, as a result, some media were quick to find fault and report problems without checking with the company first.
I-Mei officials quoted the example of recent instances where problems of freshness had been reported about the company’s problems. After a detailed investigation, it had been found that employees of convenience stores had made mistakes, including keeping a product in an area where temperatures were too high.
The company said it was always willing to listen to the opinions of consumers and to make improvements.


Updated : 2021-09-17 09:11 GMT+08:00