I-Mei Foods (Chinese: 義美食品) is a Taiwanese food company founded in 1934.[2] It is a well-known consumer brand in Taiwan[3] and a major milk processor.[4]

I-Mei Foods
IndustryFood
Founded1934
Headquarters,
Key people
Henry Kao (Chairman)[1]
ProductsMilk, dairy products, baked goods, candy
Websiteeng.imeifoods.com.tw
I-Mei Foods
Chinese義美食品
I-Mei Foods store in Taipei
I-Mei Foods plant in Nankan, Taoyuan

HistoryEdit

I-Mei was founded as a traditional Taiwanese confectionary specializing in pineapple cakes and mung bean cakes. After World War II, I-Mei expanded into the dairy industry. In the mid-1980s, it began supplying buns and dairy products to fast food chains like McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and MOS Burger.[5]

In May 2019, Costco Taiwan pulled I-Mei brand fresh milk from the shelves after a few consumers on social media questioned the freshness of the milk.[6] Milk products were returned to shelves after testing by the Health Department of Taoyuan City indicated that there was nothing off with the products.[7]

In 2019, I-Mei celebrated its 85th birthday.[8]

SubsidiariesEdit

  • I-Mei Macrobiotics (義美生機)
  • I-Mei Biomedicine (義美生醫)[9]

I-Mei Gourmet SupplierEdit

I-Mei Gourmet Supplier (義美吉盛) operates food courts in Taiwan. They operate three food courts in Taoyuan International Airport. As of 2019, Luis Ko (高志明) is the Chairman of I-Mei Gourmet Supplier.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yang, Sophia. "Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport opens inspiring 1930s-style food court". www.taiwannews.com.tw. Taiwan News. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Haitian delegation tours I-Mei factory in Taiwan". www.taiwannews.com.tw. Taiwan News. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  3. ^ Tzu-ti, Huang. "I-Mei Foods top Taiwan consumer brand for fourth time: survey". www.taiwannews.com.tw. Taiwan News. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  4. ^ Wu Jui-chi and Emerson Lim, Han Ting-ting. "I-Mei cites tests as confirming quality of fresh milk". focustaiwan.tw. Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  5. ^ "I-Mei Foods Overview". eng.imeifoods.com.tw. I-Mei Foods. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  6. ^ Jiang Ming-yan and Emerson Lim, Tsai Peng-min. "I-Mei brand fresh milk off the shelves". focustaiwan.tw. Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  7. ^ Wu Jui-chi and Emerson Lim, Han Ting-ting. "I-Mei cites tests as confirming quality of fresh milk". focustaiwan.tw. Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  8. ^ Strong, Matthew. "Taiwan food giant I-Mei Foods Co. marks 85th anniversary". www.taiwannews.com.tw. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  9. ^ Lo, Judy. "I-Mei Foods exhibits at 2019 Taipei International Food Show". www.taiwannews.com.tw. Taiwan News. Retrieved 6 December 2019.