More than 800 tons of expired products still on shelves

Products were made with margarine, oils and fats beyond expiration date

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/11
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 892 tons of food products made with fat and

Photo by Taoyuan City Department of Health.

margarine products beyond their expiry dates were still available in stores, reports said Saturday.

A raid on a Far East Oil Mills Co. factory in Taoyuan City Wednesday turned up 906 tons of baking oil products, including margarine and shortening, which had been made with ingredients which had already passed their expiration dates, health inspectors said. The investigators also found 43 tons of oil past its expiration date at the same factory.

As a result, local governments ordered the relevant products to be removed from store shelves and told bakers and other food producers to stop using them.   [FULL  STORY]

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