Uni-President Enterprises Corporation

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Uni-President Enterprises Corporation
統一企業公司
Public (TWSE: 1216)
Industry Food production
Founded 1967; 51 years ago (1967)
Founder Kao Ching-yuen
Headquarters Yongkang District, Tainan City, Taiwan
Products Dairy product
Beverages
Snack foods
Instant noodles
Revenue Increase NT$456 billion (2013)
Number of employees
188,931 (Worldwide)
Subsidiaries President Chain Stores
COSMED
books.com.tw
Dream Mall
Website Official website
Uni-President Enterprises Corporation
Traditional Chinese 統一企業公司
Simplified Chinese 统一企业公司

Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (TWSE: 1216) (traditional Chinese: 統一企業公司; simplified Chinese: 统一企业公司; 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 product, foods and snacks, and beverages markets. It is also responsible for running Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Mister Donut and Carrefour in Taiwan. In addition, Uni-President also has subsidiaries in Mainland China and Thailand.[1]

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

History[edit]

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

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

Related events[edit]

Food safety incidents[edit]

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 is on the ban list in the second round testing.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.is Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 8 October 2001