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Thursday, October 16, 2014
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.
China will keep its communications with Taiwan open regarding cooking oil safety according to a cross-Taiwan Strait food safety cooperation agreement and take measures depending on how developments unfold, a spokeswoman for the Taiwan Affairs Office under China's State Council said Wednesday.
Taiwan -- Labor Ministry supports Hualong creditors
Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) yesterday announced that 18 banks have agreed to donate NT$426 million to the former employees of Hualong Textiles (華隆紡織廠) who were dismissed without redundancy payments or retirement pensions.
The Baltimore Orioles' Taiwan-native starter Wei-Yin Chen did his best on Tuesday's game against the Kansas Royals in a solid two-earned-runs, 5 1/3-innings.
Taiwan will soon complete a design blueprint for a submarine as it strives to build indigenous submarines to replace its aging fleet, a Navy official said Wednesday at an international seminar in Taipei.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Taiwan -- Ting Hsin may dump stake in Wei Chuan
As the nation unites to boycott products and services offered by Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團), the company is allegedly pondering backing off from its reinvestment businesses Wei Chuan (味全) and Taiwan Star Telecom Corp. (台灣之星) to preserve them from the boycott movement.
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Premier Jiang Yi-huah yesterday apologized on the government's behalf for loopholes that were partially to blame for the recent food scandals that shocked consumers throughout Taiwan.
Taiwan -- FDA to release new policies to manage imports of oil, food
A new border management plan for the examination of imported oil will be carried out as soon as relevant authorities complete the procedure to place advanced announcements two months ahead of time, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
As long as the television debate can be held in a fair, just and open manner, participants will be able to showcase their abilities to the fullest, ruling party Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) said yesterday.
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