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Substandard zongzi ingredients ordered to be taken off shelves

Substandard zongzi ingredients ordered to be taken off shelves

Orders have been issued for all zongzi products and ingredients recently found to be substandard in tests supervised by the Department of Health to be removed from store shelves, the Consumer Protection Commission said today.
Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped glutinous rice snack filled with various savory ingredients, are traditionally enjoyed during the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls today this year.
In the DOH-supervised tests carried out around Taiwan in recent weeks, the dried bamboo leaves used to wrap them and the dried ingredients used in the snacks were found in 119 of the 1,149 samples examined to be below food safety standards.
Liu Ching-fang, the commission's director of supervision and coordination, said yesterday that manufacturers of the substandard products have already been fined.


Updated : 2021-04-20 15:12 GMT+08:00