Top food company challenges local government check on zongzi

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/17
By: Bien Chin-feng, Tien Yu-pin and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) I-Mei Food Co. (義美), one of Taiwan’s biggest and most reputable food 2015061700341companies, on Wednesday demanded local health authorities to re-examine the wrap of its zongzi after it had been found to contain more sulfur dioxide (SO2) than allowed.

I-Mei said it has regularly sampled its zongzi leaves and was sure of its safety.

Taoyuan’s Public Health Department sampled 80 ingredients for making zongzi (粽子), a glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival, including small dried shrimp (xiami), dried mushroom (xianggu) and zongzi leaves and publicized the results earlier on Wednesday.     [FULL  STORY]

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