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Lawmakers reiterate call for setting up food police

‘LOOPHOLE’:Legislators said that in addition to a food police, the Ministry of Health and Welfare had to restore a registration system for additives and flavoring in products

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

Last month, Chang Chi was found to have been mixing cottonseed oil and other cheap oils into its more expensive grapeseed and olive oil products. In some cases, it used copper chlorophyllin, a coloring agent, to make the substitutes look more like olive oil.

Other oil suppliers subsequently found to be selling similarly adulterated oil include Flavor Full Foods Inc, Formosa Oilseed Processing Co and Wei Chuan Foods Corp.

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