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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Taiwan -- Uni-President gets preferential treatment: lawmaker
Opposition party lawmaker Su Chun-ching (蘇震清) yesterday accused the government of providing Uni-President (統一) with preferential treatment amid the recent food safety crisis, while much harsher repercussions were imposed over Namchow Group's (南僑) infractions.
Vegetable oil makers yesterday advised the public to adopt their products in place of lard oil and consume more home-cooked meals while the nation weathers the current food safety crisis.
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Only seven out of 27 major local edible oil producers offered requested information to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) on raw material sources and product flows as a Friday deadline drew closer.
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Academia Sinica (中央研究院), Taiwan's leading research institution, will not agree to provide technical assistance to a planned food safety reform committee if the proposed organization's source of funding is not legitimate, the institution's head said Friday.
Hon Hai Group (鴻海集團) chairman Terry Gou's (郭台銘) office in the company's headquarters was reportedly fired at in April. Police so far have identified two suspects.
A Nigerian man who made a stopover in Taiwan on Tuesday, Oct. 14 has tested negative for the Ebola virus after he arrived in China showing symptoms, Taiwanese health officials said Friday, citing information received from China.
Taiwan has confirmed that Economics Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) will attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) financial summit slated for Oct. 21-22 in Beijing.
Gasoline prices in Taiwan are expected to see major declines next week as international crude oil prices continue falling amid concerns of oversupply.
The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has ruled in favor of freezing the bank accounts of Andrew Wang (汪傳浦), the Taiwanese arms broker implicated in a corruption scandal dating back to the 1991 procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France, Taiwan said Friday.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Taiwan -- Ting Hsin leaving Taiwan oil market
Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) announced yesterday afternoon that it will leave Taiwan's oil market and donate NT$3 billion toward food safety under the supervision of a third party — Ruentex Financial Group (潤泰集團) Chairman Samuel Yin (尹衍樑).
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