Daily Archives: October 26, 2013

  • New food scandals lead consumers to wonder about "what they can eat"

    Taiwan is facing another food scandal involving edible oils, like those that had emerged last spring. On 18 October, a large firm, Tatung Changchi Foodstuff Factory Co. Ltd. (大 统 长 基 食品), was fined NT$ 28 million Taiwanese dollars (US$ 950,000) for selling adulterated olive oil, labelled 100 per cent olive oil.

    Adulterated edible oils have become a problem. In some cases, a number of products, supposedly made with peanut and chili oil, have come under the scrutiny of the authorities because they contained neither peanut nor chili oil. In one case involving olive oil, what was labelled ‘completely’ natural olive oil had in fact an additive. Known as E141 in Europe, the substance is a copper complex of chlorophyllins (铜 叶绿素) that gives the product a green colouring.

    Despite the crackdown, activist groups are not impressed because fines have so far been very low compared to the billions in Taiwanese dollars earned every year.

    Given how hard it is to sift through all the natural and artificial ingredients, it took Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食品 药物 管理局) about a month to check all the cases.

    On 19 October, the agency held a press conference to make public its findings about the adulterated oils and announce the hefty fines it was imposing on the culprits.

    However this week, another company, Flavor Full Foods (富味鄉食品公司), was caught selling products containing cottonseed oil (棉籽油), a substance that is banned in Taiwan as an edible oil.

    Initially, the company denied its products included banned ingredients, but further tests found that, 24 of them, on sale in Taiwanese supermarkets, contained the banned oil, which resulted in a fine of NT$ 8 million (US$ 275,000).

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    Taiwan is facing another food scandal involving edible oils, like those that had emerged last spring. On 18 October, a large firm, Tatung Changchi Foodstuff Factory Co. Ltd. (大 统 长 基 食品), was fined NT$ 28 million Taiwanese dollars (US$ 950,000) for selling adulterated... 
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  • Oil Asia - China (Beijing) International Olive Oil& Edible Oil Industry Expo - November 25 - 27, 2013

    China’s most authoritative oil, olive oil, public service trade cooperation and professional brand-building platform.

    The most attractive cities:
    As China‘s economic center, Beijing and Shanghai has become the first major exhibition cities, professional exhibition held in Beijing and Shanghai, effects of radiation around the world, while Beijing and Shanghai are the world‘s top 500 enterprises in China‘s headquarters, the Beijing and Shanghai Expo will attract more domestic and overseas dealers.

    High-level exchange platform:
    Held in conjunction with industry, industry development forum for the sustainable development of enterprise solutions.

    Huge audience database:
    Oil Asia has been familiar with the edible oil industry for years, 50,000 professional visitors and exhibitors database is a strong guarantee for the actual show results.

    Oil Asia Activities:
    – International High-End Edible Oil Development Summit Forum, 2013
    – Olive Oil Brands Promotion Meeting, 2013
    – Tea Oil Brands Promotion Meeting, 2013
    – Second Olive Oil Babe Model Tournament and Walk Show of “Olive Oil” Cup
    – Spain Olive Oil Brand Promotion Meeting
    – Olive Oil Tasting and Appraisal

    Oil Asia Awards:
    2013 Oil Asia awards event will be held in the Assembly Awards “Gold”; “New Products” award; “Quality Product” award; “safe and healthy nutritional edible oil certificate” (related to the conditions and fees please eligible to request the General Assembly staff )

    Location
    China International Exhibition CenterBeijing, China

    Website
    First Year of Event 2008
    Frequency Annual

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  • The San Diego Bay Wine & Gourmed Food Festival - November 20 - 24, 2013

    The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world’s premier wine and spirits, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.

    Producers of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival have a partnership with the California Olive Oil Council and its sponsorship of the Festival’s annual olive oil competition and tasting. The California Olive Oil Council (COOC) Tasting Panel serve as judges for the Festival’s competition.

    Location:
    Embarcadero Marina Park NorthSan Diego, CA, 92101, United States

    Website

    More info at oliveoilsource

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