Beverage chains fail inspections for sugar levels
Several items sold by beverage chains have failed government inspections.
The Consumer Protection Committee says it checked 61 drinks, each made by a different shop, and 10 were found to be substandard.
Four of the drinks, made in the shop's standard way, exceeded the recommended daily sugar intake for an adult.
Five contained sugar and calorie levels that exceeded what was on their labels, and two did not label sugar content at all.
According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, such violations are liable for fines of up to NT$3 million for a lack of labelling, and up to NT$4 million for improper labelling.
The committee recommends buyers choose carefully, and avoid sugary drinks when possible.