By: Flor Wang and Yang Shu-ching
Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Products of a famous local chocolate brand are being largely removed from local store shelves over lingering controversy linked to a molestation case committed by its former chairman dating back to 2015.
As a result of a boycott campaign launched by netizens, several local food companies and retail businesses have announced the decision to take products made by Fu Wan Chocolate off their shelves. The boycott began recently because of a case of molestation and unwanted touching committed by its former chairman, Hsu Feng-chia (許峰嘉), against a female intern in 2015.
Hsu was convicted the following year to six months in prison in the case and was stripped of his position.
Taking the lead in the move against Fu Wan, Laurel Corp. announced on Monday that it will stop producing one of its new dumpling products that contains a filling made of Fu Wan chocolate and that the money made from previous sales of the product will be donated to charity.