Newspaper article China Post

The Supplier of Green Potato Wedges to Mos Burger Is Defending the Safety of Its Product

Newspaper article China Post

The Supplier of Green Potato Wedges to Mos Burger Is Defending the Safety of Its Product

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TAIPEI, Taiwan - The supplier of potato wedges to local Mos Burger stores said Wednesday its products had been certified safe, as the Japanese-based fast food giant scrambled following reports the fries were made of toxic green potato.

Health authorities in Tainan conducted inspections Tuesday at eight Mos Burger locations after consumers complained online that they had bought wedges that were green under the fried surface.

They found 90.68 kilogram of apparently problematic green fries and contain excessive amount of the toxin solanine.

The Mos Burger product was involved in another food contamination case three years ago, when consumers fell ill after eating green-potato wedges at the restaurant. Tests later showed that had been poisoned by solanine, a glycoalkaloid poison found in potatoes.

Potatoes generally contain a small amount of solanine. …

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