Want China Times
A condiment manufacturer in New Taipei has been found to be using
industrial-grade magnesium carbonate in its pepper powder products, the city’s Public Health Department said Saturday.
An initial investigation found that four types of pepper powder products produced by Taiwan’s First Company contain industrial-grade, instead of food-grade, magnesium carbonate, the department said.
The substandard products could have been sold to many fried chicken vendors around Taiwan, and further investigation is needed to obtain a full list of the company’s downstream buyers, it said.
The problem was discovered during an inspection of the company.
Prosecutors conducted a search of the company on Friday and brought several of the company’s executives back for questioning.