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Prosecutors to indict Wei over oil scandal

Regarding the oil scandal, the Department of Health for Kaohsiung City Government (DOH) yesterday also levied a NT$50 million fine on Cheng-I Food Co. Ltd. (正義股份有限公司). According to the DOH, the company was discovered to have mixed animal feed oil with cooking oil and sold it on the market, damaging national food safety.

After demanding that the company recall all its products and terminate its operations over the past few days, the DOH decided to issue more fines to the company based on Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.

Local Government Seizes 79 Oil Tanks

Chiayi County Health Bureau yesterday seized 79 oil tanks belonging to Yung Cheng (永成物料公司) and Jiou Feng (久豐油脂廠) and terminated their businesses for six months. In addition, the Health Bureau also issued a NT$30 million fine to each company based on the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.

Health Bureau Deputy Director-General Tsai Shu-jen (蔡淑真) stated that these two companies should not operate until April 12, 2015. If they start their businesses beforehand without permission, the government will revoke their licenses.  

According to prosecutors, seven people have so far been detained over this oil scandal, including the owner of Yung Cheng, the owner of Jiou Feng and Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co.'s former general-manager.

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