As the number one local market leader in the modern tea industry, we take all the necessary precaution to ensure our food products are safe to be consumed by our customers. We have observed that several food products manufacturers and operators have pulled tapioca starch balls, also known as “pearls” from their drinks following a recall of several starch-based Taiwanese products found to contain Maleic Acid, which may lead to health implications.

Following an existing stringent health and safety procedures which complies with the international food safety regulations, our food products have been tested by SGS – the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification specialist.  The result has certified and verified that the tapioca starch balls used in our food products does not contain Maleic Acid, therefore is completely safe to be consumed. We do not condone the usage of Maleic Acid in any food or beverage and would like to assure our customers that the overall quality of our products is our number one priority.

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About CHATIMEFounded in Taiwan, CHATIME, a brand under La Kaffa International (TWSE: 2732), is an internationally renowned bubble tea brand franchise and one of the fastest growing beverage brands in the world. As a worldwide market leader in the International bubble tea Industry established since the year 2003, Chatime uses innovative approaches to create creative, healthy, natural and delicious beverages that appeal to every consumer.  The Group constantly enhances its products and services with training programmes, efficient retail audit system, and cutting edge innovations.

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