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Monday, October 20, 2014
Taiwan -- MHW declares Namchow products edible
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) received positive results from their investigation of Namchow Group's (南僑) oil products yesterday, stating that Namchow's products are suitable for human consumption.
The manager of a Vietnam-based trading company embroiled in the latest cooking oil scandal in Taiwan admitted Saturday that her company has exported large amounts of recycled oil to Taiwan over the past three years.
Taiwan's largest processed food producer, Uni-President Enterprises Corp. (統一企業), listed Sunday its oil sources for the production of edible oils and animal feed, stressing that it has never imported oil from Vietnam, the origin of controversial oils in the spiraling food scandal.
According to the Central Weather Bureau's (CWB) forecast yesterday, today's weather will be between sunny and mostly cloudy across Taiwan. There may be some rainfall in Eastern Taiwan, Hengchun Peninsula and the mountains in Central and Southern Taiwan.
Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States, local media reported Sunday.
The military is working on a new museum on the military history of the Republic of China to be located near the new Defense Ministry headquarters in Taipei, defense officials said Tuesday.
An education fair featuring Taiwanese higher education was launched by the Ministry of Education in Los Angeles Saturday, with the aim of attracting more foreign-based students to study in Taiwan.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Although the Australian government has confirmed that the beef tallow imported by Namchow Group (南僑) “could be used in food,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remained suspicious and is conducting tests on Namchow's food products.
Taiwan will require all inbound travelers to disclose their travel histories as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, Health Minister-designate Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) said Saturday.
As the nation continues to be in turmoil owing to the food crisis, ruling Kuomintang (KMT) spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) affirmed that the government has introduced various measures to prevent similar oil scandals from happening again.
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