Pepper powder found to contain industrial-grade chemicals

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/03/31
By: Wu Jhe-hao and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Prosecutors in Changhua County have found more than 80 metric tons 2015033100291of damp-affected pepper powder products that may contain industrial-grade magnesium carbonate (碳酸鎂) and up to 200 downstream companies might also have received the products, the Changhua District Prosecutors’ Office said Tuesday.

The prosecutors’ office and Changhua public health authorities learned that a company in Taichung is suspected of having sold industrial-grade magnesium carbonate to three pepper powder and curry powder manufacturers in the county who between them make 39 types of pepper powder and curry powder products.     [FULL  STORY]

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