Taiwan Times: Examining the Ting Hsin case

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/29
By: Elizabeth Hsu

A district court’s ruling last week that acquitted Ting Hsin Oil 201511290017t0001and Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油) of charges related to violations of the country’s food safety law sparked a widespread outcry in the society, triggered doubts about enforcement of the law, and shook people’s trust in the judicial system.

Changhua prosecutors were seeking a 30-year prison sentence against former Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Chairman Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) and severe penalties for other executives of the company, which was accused last year of putting sub-standard cooking oil and other food products on the market. The acquittal was a slap in the face for prosecutors.     [FULL  STORY]

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