Ting Hsin International Group, owner of the Master Kong instant noodle brand, on Tuesday issued a public apology after its Taiwan units were ordered to recall tens of thousands of bottles of adulterated cooking oil, Shanghai Daily reported. The group was ordered to remove from shelves 21 types of cooking oil that were tainted with copper chlorophyllin, according to the newspaper. According to Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration, the agent can be added to some processed foods but is banned from use in cooking oil. Ting Hsin was fined NT$3 million (US$102,000) for failing to provide health officials with the list of adulterated oil items during their recent check of a plant, the report said.
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