'Tainted beverage' from Taiwan recalled by supermarkets in Xiamen

Updated: 30 May 2011
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Taiwan has recently seized the first case of beverages containing additives tainted with DEHP ( toxic industrial material) in the world, with more than 160 food and drinks brands such as King Car reportedly involved in the scandal, reports Xiamen Evening News.

The scare over additive in food and drink products from Taiwan has quickly spread to the Chinese mainland. Supermarkets including RT-MART, Rainbow, Wal-Mart and Trust-Mart in Xiamen have recalled ‘tainted beverage’ A-Sali guava juice.
The scandal was a shock to many consumers in Xiamen, as they usually believe that Taiwan beverages have less food safety problems. Meanwhile, administrators from Xiamen restaurants said that after consumers started focusing on food additive , sales of drinks have dropped 20-30 percent.
However, many supermarkets in Xiamen still have on sale many different brands of Taiwan drinks, including Taiwang, Uni-President and A-Sali.
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laowai Commented on 30 May 2011
Shame on that Taiwanese company. Let's hope they get into serious trouble.