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Monday, September 8, 2014
Kong Yen Biotech Co. Ltd. (Kong Yen, 台灣工研), one of the biggest and most famous food manufacturers in Taiwan and owners of the “Gassho” brand held a press conference yesterday acknowledging its involvement in the polluted oil case, apologizing to consumers and promising to recall all affected products as soon as possible.
Taiwan -- KMT's Chiayi mayoral candidate urges Ko apology
The Kuomintang's (KMT) Chiayi mayoral candidate Chen Yi-chen (陳以真) yesterday urged pan-green Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Chiayi candidate Tu Hsing-che (涂醒哲) to apologize to women over Ko's recent controversial remarks.
Wei Lih Food Industrial Co. (維力食品), a well-known Taiwanese instant noodle manufacturer, on Sunday announced a recall of three of its popular noodle products after they were found to be made with oil recycled from kitchen waste.
To implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the administration will revise rules and regulations that are in violation of the convention by the end of this year, the cabinet announced Sunday.
A northbound train of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday afternoon was involved in a fatal incident involving a trespasser, subsequently delaying 14 trains and affecting over 4,000 passengers.
An Executive Yuan spokesman said Sunday that the results of tests on the health risks associated with the consumption of recycled oil will be completed by Monday.
A ruling Kuomintang (KMT) lawmaker said Friday that he will push for a law amendment to toughen the penalties for food manufacturers that repeatedly violate food safety regulations, in the wake of the latest recycled oil scandal that implicates many well-known manufacturers.
The Control Yuan (監察院), the nation's highest watchdog body, formed a task force Friday to probe the latest food scandal, this time involving recycled oil.
The El Nino phenomenon has impacted Taiwan's real estate market this summer, as housing sales underperformed in Tamsui District and Keelung City, while sales picked up in Jiaosi, Yilan County, said Shih Shuan-chieh (施絢傑), the chief editor of My Housing magazine (住展雜誌).
MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, said Friday that sales hit a fresh high in August, with market analysts attributing the growth to strong demand for smartphone chips from China.
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