Hotpot restaurants in 6 cities and counties served the prawns
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Inspectors in Kaohsiung found more than 1,000 kilograms of prawns possibly more than one year past their expiration date, with mostly hotpot restaurants in six cities and counties still serving the seafood to customers, reports said Friday.
Taiwan has been hit by a wave of recent incidents where food producers and distributors forged labels in order to sell products way past their sell-by dates.
In the latest case, a Taipei-registered company called Fu Yu (福有) had stored 1,041 kg of expired prawns at a Kaohsiung warehouse, which were found after a tipoff alleging that a department store in Tainan had been using the seafood.
Fu Yu had reportedly supplied the problem prawns to 17 restaurants, mostly hotpot places, in Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taichung City, Chiayi County, Tainan City and Kaohsiung City. [FULL STORY]