All ed­i­ble salt ‘safe’: Taiyen

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY SUN HSIN- HSUAN

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Taiyen Biotech Co. ( ) on Wed­nes­day claimed that all of its salt prod­ucts are ed­i­ble, and that they passed in­spec­tions con­ducted by the Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FDA, ) on April 10.

Taiyen’s ed­i­ble salt prod­ucts were found falsely de­clared at cus­toms as be­ing non- ed­i­ble salt, ac­cord­ing to the FDA and the Tainan City Gov­ern­ment’s Depart­ment of Health (

), and the firm be pe­nal­ized for this. How­ever, af­ter fur­ther in­spec­tions, the prod­ucts did meet ed­i­ble salt stan­dards.

”There are no food safety con­cerns,” said one rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Taiyen, while at the same time deny­ing ac­cu­sa­tions that the salt prod­ucts were de­clared non-ed­i­ble so as to avoid im­port du­ties and taxes. Ac­cord­ing to Taiyen, the prod­ucts were in­cor­rectly de­clared be­cause the firm’s un­der­stand­ing of the stan­dards of ed­i­ble salt was dif­fer­ent from the gov­ern­ment’s.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives apol­o­gized for any mis­un­der­stand­ings due to the false dec­la­ra­tion, and said they hope for the public to con­tinue sup­port­ing their salt prod­ucts as they are com­pletely ed­i­ble and safe, ac­cord­ing to Taiyen.

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