By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Supporters of better food safety and critics of the recent lenient treatment of Ting Hsin International by the courts will take to the streets of Taipei on December 12, reports said Saturday.
The event is a result of the November 27 not-guilty verdict by the Changhua District Court for former Ting Hsin Chairman Wei Ying-chung, the tycoon at the heart of an adulterated cooking oil scandal uncovered more than a year ago.
Protest organizer Chang Jen-chi reportedly said he wanted at least 10,000 people to gather in Taipei next Saturday to support a call for tougher action against food violators in general. The recent court verdict has given renewed impetus to a consumer boycott of Ting Hsin products which started last year. [FULL STORY]