By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wei Chuan Foods Corporation said Friday it would
sue nine Internet users for allegedly spreading false rumors about its Lin Feng Ying dairy brand.
Wei Chuan is part of the Ting Hsin International Group, which has been the focus of consumer boycotts over scandals involving the use of animal-feed oil in cooking oils for human consumption.
Wei Chuan said it was asking its attorneys to file defamation suits with the Taipei District Prosecutors Office against the holders of nine online accounts, which it named in a list Friday.
The company said its decision to take legal action was unrelated to the latest consumer boycotts, though it accused the netizens of spreading old rumors about Lin Feng Ying brands being “chemical” dairy products with additives which meant they could not go bad. [FULL STORY]