“Taiwan Quality Food” Replaces GMP After Fraud

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Wei Ying-chung, the former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co  and Wei Chuan Foods Corp was found guilty of fraud in a tainted oil scandal exposed in 2013.  He was also the current Managing Director of Taiwan Good Manufacturing Practices “GMP” since 2011 up to and through the entire scandal.  When the Taiwan FDA discovered that the head of Good Manufacturing Practices in Taiwan owned factories that were deliberately selling tainted, recycled cooking oil to the pubic.  In fact, the oil quite popular because of it’s low price and was used throughout Taiwan by million of Taiwanese people.  Millions of Taiwanese people who trusted that the oil they were purchasing was the best quality.  It was completely adulterated and rancid oil.  Wei Ying-chung served only two-years in prison for his horrendous crime of poisoning millions of people, victims of his greed while ruining the reputation of GMP Taiwan.  GMP literally became a joke to the Taiwanese food industry.  The Taiwanese people could not trust their own food supply, meaning the products they found on their own shelves.  In short, the fox was guarding the hen house.   Several other officials of the Wei Chuan Foods Corp were also imprisoned.

Taiwan subsequently decided to establish an Association that would be better, more thorough, more accountable with higher  than GMP called the Taiwan Quality Food Association.  It also works more closely with Taiwan FDA, which failed in their regulatory oversight in this matter.

GMP certification has officially been transferred to and managed by TQF (Taiwan Quality Food) Association from TQF_LogoIndustrial Development Bureau of Ministry of Economic Affair (IDB, MOEA) since June 24th 2015. In the meantime, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in Taiwan has been improved and renamed as the TQF product certification scheme. TQF is a food safety and quality certification system that incorporates the accreditation surveillance by TAF (Taiwan Accreditation Foundation), a globally recognized accreditation body in Taiwan. Products are certified against the TQF specifications and standards in accordance with the food safety fundamentals (GHP and GMP) and the food safety management plan, the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point). TQF certificate and logo can then be issued to the suppliers in compliance of conformity assessments by TQF recognized certification bodies which are accredited in regard to ISO/IEC 17065.  TQF Official Announcement

Here is the new procedures for Taiwan Quality Food Association:


On Oct. 21, 2014, prosecutors indicted Wei, former Ting Hsin Oil and Fat president Chang Mei-feng (常梅峰) and former Wei Chuan president Chang Chiao-hua (張教華), along with several others, on charges of fraud, forgery and violations of food regulations.

Wei was originally sentenced to four years in prison by the Taipei District Court in a first trial in March last year, during which Chang was acquitted and the others were given prison terms ranging from five months to 46 months.

Here is our TQF Certificate: 













News Sources: 

Library of Congress

New York Times

Taiwan Today


About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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