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Taoyuan authorities seize 24 tonnes of egg products

By Lee I-chia / Staff reporterThe Taoyuan Department of Public Health has seized 24,178kg of liquid egg products made by CJ-Taian Co (萇記泰安), the nation’s second-largest egg company, which is suspected of mixing expired eggs with fresh ones. A total of 174 cans (1kg per can) of egg whites, 157 cans (1kg per can) of egg yolks and 20 bags (10kg per bag) of egg whites — totaling 531kg of liquid eggs — were seized for further investigation. Most of the company’s eggs and liquid egg products were sold to in-store bakeries at major hypermarkets, as well as stand-alone bakeries in Taoyuan, they said. CJ-Taian owner Lee Chun-ming (李春明) said the company did not “recycle” eggs and that it only accepted refunds for expired eggs. Bakeries that have purchased the problematic liquid egg products should stop using them, or face fines of between NT$30,000 and NT$3 million according to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法), it added.

Source: Taipei Times December 30, 2017 16:13 UTC