Namchow guarantees quality of oil amid accusations南僑保證油品質量的指責之中
October 16, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
“I guarantee that our products are guaranteed to be high quality and safe. If there is any problematic product, I would end the business immediately,” Chen said.
According to Chen, although these products may be mistakenly reported to be for industrial use, they are actually manufactured for human consumption.Chen stressed that the inspection issue was merely an import document clerical error and that the company would under no circumstances import problematic oil. The five batches of tallow that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found to be potentially objectionable are in fact edible and have been certified by relevant authorities from Australia, he said.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Alfred Chen (陳飛龍), the chairman of Namchow Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. (南僑化學工業股份有限公司), held a press conference yesterday afternoon to address rumors that the firm has imported questionable oil products, saying that although there have been some mistakes regarding border inspection documents, the products of Namchow are guaranteed to be high in quality and safe for consumption.
“We had already sent relevant documents from Australia and the Philippines to the FDA at 11:50 a.m. (If not for our stellar reputation), the foreign authorities would not have provided the documents in such a short time,” he said.
In addition, Chen also stated that the tariff for edible tallow is the same as for the non-edible version, illustrating that there is no reason for the company to buy non-edible tallow to produce food products.
Famous Brands Pull Products from Shelves
The FDA identified Namchow as being another potentially tainted food manufacturer yesterday morning. Although Namchow's chairman attempted to clear the firm's name by providing relevant documents yesterday, many shops and food brands still decided to pull their products from shelves.
Traditional pastry shop Lee-hu (李鵠餅店), which was involved in the last oil scandal and obtained oil from tainted oil manufacturer Chang Guann Co. (強冠), has stopped selling yolk pastries and pineapple pastries. Lee-hu's owner stated that it will start to sell these products that contain Namchow's oil after its products are guaranteed safe by the government.
Another well-known snack shop, Fu Yishan Food Work Co. Ltd. (福義軒食品), also reported that it has been cooperating with Namchow for years and decided to pull all related products from shelves. Fu Yishan also said that it believes in the quality of Namchow's products. However, since there may be some questionable products, Fu Yishan will stop selling these products and wait for inspection results. If consumers have doubts about Fu Yishan products, they can return them, the company said.
In addition, FamilyMart also decided to temporarily suspend the sale of soft-serve ice cream as it also contains Namchow oil.
台北，台灣 - 阿爾弗雷德·陳（陳飛龍），南僑化學工業股份有限公司（南僑化學工業股份有限公司）董事長，召開新聞發布會昨天下午，以解決傳言稱，該公司已經進口有問題的石油產品，他說，雖然出現了一些失誤有關邊境檢查證件，南僑的產品都保證是高品質和安全食用。