Li-Chin Agricultural Products fined NT$6 million for selling expired pork and chicken
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Another food safety issue has come under the limelight in
Taiwan this week that might affect meat lovers’ appetite a bit, a Taichung-based meat supplier Li-Chin Agricultural Products Limited (力勤農產有限公司) was caught selling expired pork and chicken of up to four years on the market.
More than 15,600 kilograms of expired meat products were sealed and banned from being sold on the market by the health authorities.
Upon inspection the Health Bureau of Taichung City found 1,674 boxes of frozen pig intestines without any expiration date labels, 333 boxes with the labels ripped off. With each box of pork weighing 6 kilograms to 6.8 kilograms, expired pork products amounted to 12,308 kilograms.
In addition, 220 boxes of expired frozen chicken totaling 3,300 kilograms were found. The company claimed it had removed the expiration date labels before destroying the products. [FULL STORY]