Expired margarine consumed by students at nearly 50 schools

The China Post
Date: March 17, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Ministry of Education confirmed Thursday that 47 schools have provided lunch meals cooked with expired margarine to students.

Far East Oil Mills Co., Ltd., (遠東油脂公司) an edible oil and margarine manufacturer based in Taoyuan, was found to have used expired ingredients when producing more than 900 tons of MilkMarrine, a popular margarine in Taiwan.

Five days since the incident was reported, approximately 1.5 percent of the product had been successfully recalled, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The remaining amount is believed to have been consumed.

The incident had shocked a public only just recovering from the news of a fake drug scandal earlier this month, once again calling into question the government’s ability to oversee the nation’s food safety and quality control standards.    [FULL  STORY]

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