TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Changhua County Public Health Bureau yesterday stated that after tracing the purchasing information of Cheng-I lard oil, the CHSHB found a factory that has been outsourced by I-Mei Foods Co. to be using potentially problematic lard oil in their products.
Reportedly, the factory was revealed to be owned by the Chen Chi Company, which manufactures meat floss for I-Mei. The CHSHB stated that the company purchases two kinds of oil from Cheng-I Food Co. Ltd.. Of the two oil products, one has been listed as a preventive recall product.
Currently, 1,190 kilograms of meat floss have been shipped out. The CHSHB has notified all public health authorities in the country to aid sellers in recalling the meat floss.
Ting Hsin Faces Nationwide Boycott
Several city and county governments in Taiwan have publicly implored their citizens to boycott all products manufactured by Ting Hsin Group and its subsidiary companies, including all food product companies, supermarkets and restaurants.
The Taipei City Department of Education has stated that all schools in the city will cease selling any products under the Ting Hsin brand. Citizens have also voiced their anger and disappointment toward the company.
The Taichung City Government has implored the general public to refrain from purchasing any Ting Hsin products, with city officials publicly denouncing the company.
Laurel Foods Voluntarily Reveals Contaminated Goods
The Public Health Department of the New Taipei City Government revealed yesterday that another food manufacturer has voluntarily notified the department of possible contamination to their food products.
Reportedly, local food company Laurel contacted the department yesterday afternoon, stating that five kinds of their food products were manufactured with Cheng-I lard oil, the tainted oil that is the latest source of another mass contamination.
Laurel stated that the five tainted food products are the company's scallion pie, scallion rolls, fish-eggs balls, salmon balls and "yin si juan" buns.
The department has reportedly received voluntary notices from six companies including Laurel. The department has since implored all food-related businesses to who are using Cheng-I lard oils to cease production and notify the potential contamination to respective authorities.