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Chiang: using quality changed food materials is against the law

Chiang: using quality changed food materials is against the law

Using food materials that have undergone quality changes is itself a breach of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, Minister of Health and Welfare Chiang Been-huang said during an interpellation at the legislature Wednesday.

Against the backdrop of a recent district court sentence that found former Ting Hsin International Group executive Wei Ying-chun not guilty in an adulterated cooking oil case that shook the nation last year, Chiang said the sentence is really a far cry from what the general public expected. He said he had asked the ministry’s Food and Drug Administration to assist the district prosecutors in appealing the case by providing relevant information and professionalism in the hope of resulting in a successful appeal.

Foods as defined by the "Food Safety and Sanitation Act" include “products” and “materials,” and the Act specifies that it is against the law to use food materials that have undergone quality alterations, Chiang said. “If only products were discussed, it did not conform to the regulations of the said Act. It’s crystal clear.” Chiang added.


Updated : 2021-09-29 00:26 GMT+08:00