Wei Chuan ex-chairman sentenced to two years over tainted-oil scandal

The verdicts delivered on Thursday included two years in jail for Wei Ying-chung, one year and six months for Ting Hsin CEO Chang Mei-feng…

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/04/27
By: Wendy Lee ,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Wei Chuan Foods Corporation Chairman Wei Ying-

(By Central News Agency)

chung (魏應充) was found guilty of fraud and of violating legislation regarding food safety and hygiene, and was sentenced to two years in prison by the Intellectual Property Court Thursday for his part in an adulterated cooking oil scandal.

It is the second trial in connection to the case, the first of which ended with Wei being sentenced to four years in prison and to a fine of NT$15.5 million (US$475,000) by the Taipei District Court in March, 2016.

In October, 2015, Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co., which made cooking oils marketed under the Wei Chuan brand, Taiwan’s second-largest food manufacturer, was found to have used adulterated oils from Chang Chi Foodstuff Co. in its finished products.    [FULL  STORY]

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