Date: April 25, 2015
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A bottled water manufacturer in Kaohsiung City has been discovered to be selling bogus mineral water made from unlicensed underground water resources, prosecutors said Friday.
According to an investigation by prosecutors, Puli Enterprise in Kaohsiung’s Dashu District was found to be running an illegal factory to extract underground water. The company then adulterated the underground water with water resources purchased from legal manufacturers and passed the products off as mineral water or distilled water.
The products, packaged in 16-liter or 20-liter bottles, have been sold to over 20,000 companies and hotels in Kaohsiung and neighboring Pingtung County, prosecutors said. [FULL STORY]