Master Kong pork noodles made with tainted oil

Updated: 2014-09-15 22:07

By Sun Xiaochen(

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Instant noodle company Master Kong has admitted that one of its products was made with poor-quality edible oil.

The product, Roasted Pork Noodle, was made and sold by Wei Chuan Corp in Taiwan under the authority of Master Kong's holding company, Ting Hsin International Group.

A statement issued by Master Kong on Sunday said the tainted oil came from a contracted supplier.

This is the second time the brand has been involved in oil safety issues - in November 2013 it was reported to be linked to a counterfeit olive oil scandal in Taiwan

Wei Ying-chung, chairman of Wei Chuan Corp, said the company will adopt stricter quality control measures and safety rules to prevent similar scandals happening again.

Master Kong is the most popular instant noodle brand in the Chinese market, with a 44 percent market share in 2013.