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Taiwan: Chang Guann allegedly supplies edible oil blended with "gutter oil", found to contain excessive carcinogen

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Author: NOWnews (Taiwan)

“香猪油掺回收油强冠董座道歉”, 2014年9月4日

疑掺回收油制成全统香猪油,强冠企业董事长叶文祥今天出面说明,制作食用油20余年,因为不小心造成消费者食安问题,深深一鞠躬表达他的歉意,心情很沉重。高雄市政府卫生局今天到强冠企业公司,查封疑掺回收油的全统香猪油2934桶,并要求业者全面回收配合调查。屏东业者郭烈成供应的猪油疑掺有回收的地沟油,位在大寮的强冠公司自今年2月底到8月向郭烈成进货。叶文祥说明,公司在不知情的情形下购入上游商郭烈成的猪油。至于公司何以会在今年2月起向郭姓业者采购,他说,购料没有比较便宜,是采购人员处理的。卫生局科长魏任廷、消保官和检警人员下午到强冠稽查。魏任廷说,强冠先后共购入9次约242吨的原料油,经制成全统香猪油共782吨,约5万1000桶,业者1日配合检警调查,2日起回收香猪油...

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Author: 東森新聞 (台灣)

“离职员工爆强冠进劣质油13年臭如馊水”, 2014年9月9日

 …为了清查馊水油的来源,高雄市的环保局跟经发局人员上午到胡信德的工厂查缉…稽查人员:「...虽然9月4日强冠老董在镜头前深深一鞠躬,为误用郭烈成的馊水油道歉,但…有离职员工踢爆,强冠早就从香港进口劣质油,在经过脱臭脱酸脱色等三个步骤,将这香港劣质油以三分之二的比例,加上郭烈成的馊水油,做成香猪油出货给下游厂商...检警怀疑强冠制作黑心油可能超过十三年。根据报关资料,强冠光是今年就从香港进口2批87吨的猪油,从日本进口23批672吨猪油,但是因为香港根本就没有生产猪只,检警怀疑这可能是从大陆先进到香港,再进口到台湾,此外强冠还透过旗下的「奕升」跟「益成」这两间公司,利用散装油罐车将问题油送给下游厂商,为了躲避查缉,还在车上准备了一小罐的合格油品提供检验…

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Author: NOWnews (Taiwan)

“香豬油摻回收油強冠董座道歉”, 2014年9月4日

疑摻回收油製成全統香豬油,強冠企業董事長葉文祥今天出面說明,製作食用油20餘年,因為不小心造成消費者食安問題,深深一鞠躬表達他的歉意,心情很沉重。高雄市政府衛生局今天到強冠企業公司,查封疑摻回收油的全統香豬油2934桶,並要求業者全面回收配合調查。屏東業者郭烈成供應的豬油疑摻有回收的地溝油,位在大寮的強冠公司自今年2月底到8月向郭烈成進貨。葉文祥說明,公司在不知情的情形下購入上游商郭烈成的豬油。至於公司何以會在今年2月起向郭姓業者採購,他說,購料沒有比較便宜,是採購人員處理的。衛生局科長魏任廷、消保官和檢警人員下午到強冠稽查。魏任廷說,強冠先後共購入9次約242噸的原料油,經製成全統香豬油共782噸,約5萬1000桶,業者1日配合檢警調查,2日起回收香豬油...

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Author: 東森新聞(台灣)

“離職員工爆強冠進劣質油13年臭如餿水”, 2014年9月9日

…為了清查餿水油的來源,高雄市的環保局跟經發局人員上午到胡信德的工廠查緝…稽查人員:「...雖然9月4日強冠老董在鏡頭前深深一鞠躬,為誤用郭烈成的餿水油道歉,但…有離職員工踢爆,強冠早就從香港進口劣質油,在經過脫臭脫酸脫色等三個步驟,將這香港劣質油以三分之二的比例,加上郭烈成的餿水油,做成香豬油出貨給下游廠商...檢警懷疑強冠製作黑心油可能超過十三年。根據報關資料,強冠光是今年就從香港進口2批87噸的豬油,從日本進口23批672噸豬油,但是因為香港根本就沒有生產豬隻,檢警懷疑這可能是從大陸先進到香港,再進口到台灣,此外強冠還透過旗下的「奕升」跟「益成」這兩間公司,利用散裝油罐車將問題油送給下游廠商,為了躲避查緝,還在車上準備了一小罐的合格油品提供檢驗…

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8 September 2014

Taiwan: "Gutter oil" at supplier to Chang Guann found to contain triple the acceptable level of carcinogenic compound

Author: Lawrence Chung & Phila Siu, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong SAR, China)

"Taiwanese firm at centre of 'gutter oil' scandal ordered to pull products", 9 Sept 2014

Taiwan has ordered the cooking oil supplier at the centre of a snowballing food scandal to pull all of its "Chuan Tung" lard oil products from shop shelves, even if they passed food safety tests. The order followed reports that edible oil firm Chang Guann had blended "gutter oil" - illegally produced oil usually made from recycled kitchen waste - with fresh lard oil to produce 782 tonnes of Chuan Tung brand oil... [T]he oil was sold to more than 1,000 food manufacturers, bakeries, restaurants and night markets and used in a huge range of products...The scare has spread to Hong Kong, where Maxim's Group has admitted using Chang Guann oil...The authorities tested three samples from the underground factory in...Pingtung that supplied the product to Chang Guann. Two of those samples had more than triple the acceptable level of benzo(a)pyrene, a carcinogenic compound...[refers to Bafang Yunji]

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8 September 2014

Taiwan: Chang Guann gutter oil scandal spreads to Hong Kong; company claims it did not knowingly use recycled oil

Author: AFP

"Taiwan gutter oil scandal spreads to Hong Kong", 8 Sept 2014

An investigation has been launched after oil from a Taiwanese company accused of using illegally recycled products - including fat collected from grease traps - was exported to the southern Chinese city. Taiwanese authorities say a factory in the south of the island illegally used 243 tonnes of tainted products, often referred to as "gutter oil", to mix into lard oil in a case that has reignited regional concerns about food safety standards. The lard oil - a clear oil pressed from pig fat - was supplied to at least 900 restaurants and bakeries in Taiwan. The owner of the factory was arrested Sunday. The scare has now spread to Hong Kong, with local chains forced to pull products from their shelves and food safety experts ramping up spot checks...Chang Guann, the Taiwanese oil manufacturer at the heart of the scandal...has apologised for the scandal but said it was unaware the oils were recycled...[refers to Bafang Yunji, Maxim's, McDonald's Wellcome]

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