All edible salt ‘safe’: Taiyen
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.