Uni-President Enterprises Corporation

Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (Chinese: 統一企業公司; pinyin: Tǒngyī Qǐyè Gōngsī; Wade–Giles: T'ung-i Chi-yeh) is an international food conglomerate based in Tainan, Taiwan. It is the largest food production company in Taiwan as well as Asia, and has a significant market share in dairy products, foods and snacks, and beverages. It is also responsible for running Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Mister Donut and Carrefour in Taiwan. In addition, Uni-President has subsidiaries in Mainland China and Thailand.[1]

Uni-President Enterprises Corporation
統一企業公司
TypePublic
TWSE: 1216
IndustryFood production
Founded1967 (1967)
FounderKao Ching-yuen
Headquarters,
ProductsDairy products
Beverages
Snack foods
Instant noodles
Revenue NT$456 billion (2013)
Number of employees
188,931 (Worldwide)
SubsidiariesPresident Chain Stores
COSMED
books.com.tw
Dream Mall
Websitewww.uni-president.com.tw
Uni-President Enterprises Corporation
Traditional Chinese統一企業公司
Simplified Chinese统一企业公司

Furthermore, Uni-President is the owner of Uni-President Lions, a professional baseball team in Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League.

History

In 1967, the “Uni-President Enterprise Co.” was opened in Syuejia, Tainan County. It started with the production of flour and feed. The chairman was Wu Xiuqi, and the general manager was Kao Ching-yuen.

In 1969, Uni-President began preparations for the production of instant noodles and cooperated with Nissin Milling Technology to that end, and subsequently invested and set up factories in Thailand and established dealers in Hong Kong.

Food safety incidents

In 2001, the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency (FSA) found in tests of various sauces, including soy sauces, that 22% of samples contained the carcinogen 3-MCPD as well as its derivative 1,3-DCP at levels considerably higher than those deemed safe by the European Union.[2]

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ, formerly ANZFA) followed FSA research and took actions. "President Creamy Soy Sauce" from Taiwan was put on the ban list in the second round of testing.[3]

See also

References

  1. 統一企業網站 研究發展
  2. SOY SAUCE – PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE Food Standards Agency 2001
  3. TESTS SHOW MORE SOY SAUCES ARE UNSAFE Archived 2013-06-24 at Archive.today Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 8 October 2001
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