Taiwanese organic food manufacturer caught selling expired almonds and cashews
Date: 2017/05/05 19:14
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Kaohsiung
City prosecutors suspect Mother Nature (春橋田股份有限公司), a Taiwanese organic food manufacturer repackaged expired almonds, cashews, brown sugar and other raw materials which have entered organic food retail stores and have been consumed.
Expired food products confiscated from Mother Nature’s factory and company amounted to a total of 29 metric tons, and more than four company officials including company founder Hsu Li-ching (許立經) were detained by prosecutors, and are being held on NT$300,000 (US$ 9945) in bail.
Among the seven expired products, including cashews, almonds, brown sugar, and cereals that were being misleadingly labeled as “healthy organic foods,”it was found almond kernels (光之杏) sold by the company had the longest expiration, dating back to August 2009, said head of FDA Southern Taiwan Management Center Yang Chien-Hui (楊千慧). [FULL STORY]