By: Matthew Strong,x Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chiayi District Court issued long prison sentences and heavy
fines Tuesday for four people accused of supplying adulterated oil products to a major cooking oil producer.
Their case formed part of a range of food safety scandals swirling about the Ting Hsin International Group last year, which led to a massive boycott of the food manufacturer and to calls for tighter supervision.
Appeals were still possible against the sentences for the four, who were accused of having supplied pork oil adulterated with animal feed products to Ting Hsin affiliate Cheng I Food Co., Ltd.
Yung Cheng Co. general manager Tsai Chen-chou was sentenced to 15 years in prison or a fine of NT$28 million (US$897,000), deputy general manager Tsai Yao-hung received eight years, Chiu Feng Co. top man Chiu Fei-lung was sentenced to 10 years in prison or a fine of NT$4.5 million (US$144,000), and his sister Chiu Li-pin was slapped with a nine-year sentence. [FULL STORY][