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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Taiwan -- Pingtung gov't leaks info to Wei-Chuan
It was discovered yesterday that the Pingtung Public Health Bureau was responsible for giving Wei-Chuan Food Co. (味全) a government document containing classified information revealing that the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) was already aware that the oil Wei-Chuan imported from Vietnam was tainted; the document also said the government would carry out investigations before taking any action against the company.
Taiwan -- Unlabeled processed steak widespread: FDA
Local health departments are now reintroducing inspections on processed meat in night markets and steakhouses to see if their products are labeled correctly, according to Chiang Yu-mei (姜郁美), acting director for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday.
Tropical Storm Nuri, which formed Friday, is unlikely to pose a threat to Taiwan, as it is expected to deviate from its current path and move toward Japan over the weekend, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The president of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS, 海協會), Chen Deming (陳德銘), will visit Taiwan before the end of the year, Chen's Taiwanese counterpart said Friday.
Taiwan's diplomatic and support staff stationed in Burkina Faso were all reported to be safe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday, as increasingly violent protestors continued to lay siege to the West African country's parliament and national broadcaster.
Police transferred three retired fighter pilots to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday. The pilots in question, Sung Chia-lu (宋嘉祿), Ma Po-le (馬柏樂) and Chao Tai-chi (趙泰祈), allegedly leaked classified national security information to Chen Hsiao-chiang (鎮小江), a former member of the mainland's People's Liberation Army (PLA).
The Consumers' Foundation's (CF, 消基會) Consumer Reports Magazine publisher Chen Chih-yi (陳智義) said that nearly half of the labels on children's clothing sampled by the CF does not comply with the regulations.
A recent research report showed that Taiwanese investment in mainland China saw a significant 27-percent drop, concluding that Taiwanese businesses no longer find it easy to gain market share in China.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Taiwan -- Prosecutors indict Wei, seek 30 years in prison
The Taiwan Changhua District Court has not yet decided whether to continue the detention of the former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品) Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) as of press time, yesterday.
Ting Hsin was ordered to compensate the Dr. Chiang chain of health food shops (江醫師追求零無染舖子) NT$1 billion for causing economic loss after a Taipei court found that Dr. Chiang has suffered ever since the chain bought tainted oil from Ting Hsin and used it in its own, reputedly non-tainted line of products.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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