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Friday, October 17, 2014
The mostly sunny weather in northern and eastern Taiwan over the past few days could give way to rain on Friday and Saturday due to increasing moisture, though other parts of the country will continue to see clear skies, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday.
Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) pitched his last game in 2014 Tuesday, a day before the Baltimore Orioles were swept by the Kansas City Royals 4-0 in the American League Championship Series.
The accumulated dengue fever cases in Taiwan in the coming few days could surpass the previous high of 5,336 such cases recorded in 2002, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Prosecutors yesterday seized Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) former CEO Wei Ying-chung's (魏應充) various assets, including stocks, real estate and bank accounts, as a preemptive move to prevent Wei from transferring them to other parties.
Taiwan -- Namchow guarantees quality of oil amid accusations
Alfred Chen (陳飛龍), the chairman of Namchow Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. (南僑化學工業股份有限公司), held a press conference yesterday afternoon to address rumors that the firm has imported questionable oil products, saying that although there have been some mistakes regarding border inspection documents, the products of Namchow are guaranteed to be high in quality and safe for consumption.
Taiwan -- FDA shines harsh spotlight on Namchow oil
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its latest inspection results, saying that Namchow Chemical Industrial Co. Ltd. (南僑化學工業股份有限公司) had imported oil products without official border inspection documents and that some of their products may be problematic.
As Namchow Chemical Industrial Co. (南僑化工) becomes the newest company implicated in the oil scandal, government officials caution that there might be more firms using tainted oil.
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President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday called upon the nation's lawmakers to support Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) amid the tainted oil scandals that are still under investigation.
Several popular makers of traditional snacks and pastries took the initiative to remove their products from shelves Wednesday as news broke that yet another veteran edible oil maker may be using substandard ingredients.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) pledged Wednesday that tax inspections of the Ting Hsin International Group (頂新集團), at the center of an expanding food safety storm, will be strengthened after the enterprise was found to have not paid its taxes in full.
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