10 Jun '11, 12pm

Taiwan's food market hit hard by DEHP crisis: TAIPEI: Taiwan's food crisis continues to snowball as more product...

TAIPEI: Taiwan's food crisis continues to snowball as more products have tested positive for DEHP. Food makers are hit the hardest with recalls and falling sales. Authorities estimate the economic losses should be contained within 20 per cent of Taiwan's food market but analysts fear this is only the tip of the iceberg. First, it was sports drinks, then food and now drugs are contaminated as well. In three weeks, some 1,000 products have been found to be tainted with plasticiser. And the number keeps growing. Ms Hsu, spokesperson for Yu Chang International Food Technology, said: "We sent our products for testing on May 27. When the results came back on June 7, that's when we realised our products were tainted." The crisis has dealt a big blow to Taiwan's food industry. It is expected to suffer over US$500 million in losses, or 20 per cent of its total revenue. But analysts...

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