Taiwan Rejects Olive Pomace Oil Imports

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According to the Taiwanese press, the government is now testing all such imports in the wake of the scandal, which erupted in mid-October, has seen various companies fined, and on December 16 saw the head of a leading Taiwanese cooking oil company sentenced to 16 years jail for fraud and mislabeling.

Kao Chen-li, chairman of the Changchi Foodstuff Factory in Changhua, central Taiwan, is said to have adulterated olive oil with cheap cottonseed oil and copper chlorophyllin. The district court said in a statement that he had reaped huge benefits by doing so but even worse, had caused public unrest. Read full article at olive oil times

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