By: Wu Jhe-hao and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Dec. 10 (CNA) Taiwan’s Changhua District Prosecutors Office on Thursday filed an appeal over a not-guilty verdict for Ting Hsin International Group (頂新集團), a major edible oil producer accused of using substandard ingredients in its oil products and violating the country’s food safety law.
In a ruling handed down last month, the Changhua District Court acquitted Ting Hsin Chairman Wei Ying-chung and six other defendants in the food safety scandal, sparking a widespread outcry in Taiwan.
Wei was indicted in October 2014 for allegedly violating the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation after investigators found that his company had imported animal feed-grade fat and declared it as fit for human consumption. It was then used to make cooking oil, prosecutors said. [FULL STORY]