By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Renowned tea beverage chain 50 Lan has been notified by the Tainan City government
on Sunday to pull their fermented plums from the shelves after they were found to contain excessive chemical residues.
The fermented plums are used in a variety of 50 Lan’s beverage selections as flavoring, reports said.
The city government pointed out that it had received orders from health authorities in Taitung saying 50 Lan’s fermented plums contained 0.138ppm of sulphur dioxide, an excess over the permissible level of 0.1ppm.
The chain, which has more than 500 branches nationwide, had previously been caught by Taichung health authorities in early April to have sold tea beverages that contain excessive levels of fipronil. [FULL STYORY]