By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A businesswoman who added industrial bleach to soy shoots
received relatively light prison sentences of seven and four months, reports said Friday.
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal against the sentences, originally issued by the Taichung High Court, against Miaoli County food processor Huang Yu-huei and her father.
The verdicts were light reportedly because the court ruled that the practice had not started 30 years ago but was of a more recent date, while Huang’s father committed the alleged violations before current more stringent food safety legislation came into effect.
Huang Yu-hui reportedly used the bleach to make the soy shoots look cleaner and to keep them fresh for a longer time. She produced 480 kilograms of the product per day, delivering them to traditional markets and small restaurants, reports said. [FULL STORY]