The China Post
Date: December 2, 2015
By: Christine Chou
TAIPEI, Taiwan — National Taiwan University (NTU, 台大) will lead a boycott against scandal-
entangled food giant Ting Hsin International Group (頂新), NTU President Yang Pan-chyr (楊泮池) announced yesterday.
The group was accused of selling questionably sourced oil intended for animal food.
The university’s Office of General Affairs will order all internal divisions and units — including hospitals, experimental forests, highland farms — to stop selling Ting Hsin products, Yang told reporters.
“The world is going to laugh at us,” Yang predicted as a result of the Changhua County District Court’s not-guilty verdict last week of Wei Ying-chung (魏應充), the former head of the food company. “They will think of Taiwan as a hub for food fraud. Nobody will buy products made in Taiwan anymore.”
The ruling is expected to be appealed and the legal battle prolonged, according to district prosecutors on Sunday. [FULL STORY]