By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tainan District Court sentenced a man found guilty of mixing industrial ingredients in flours to three years in prison, a jail term which can be avoided by paying about NT$1 million (US$34,700), reports said Saturday.
Tsai Fu-yuan, 66, of Likuang Agriculture and Industry Co. in Tainan mixed the industrial glue EDTA-2NA into flours and other products which he supplied to 191 food companies in Taiwan, including Uni-President Enterprises, which used them to make a popular pudding product, and AGV Products Corporation.
Over a period of five years from 2008, Tsai reportedly made NT$140 million (US$4.4 million) in profit from the practice, yet the court only sentenced him to three years in prison or the payment of NT$1.095 million after he was found guilty on 205 charges, reports said. [FULL STORY]