Recycled oil in polybags?
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry, through its Food Safety and Quality Division, will investigate public concern that the subsidised packet cooking oil could be recycled oil.
Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby yesterday, its minister, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, said this was to avoid cheating and the sale of recycled oil which could affect the health of consumers.
The public and NGOs had expressed fear over the possibility of widespread selling of recycled cooking oil due to the increase in cooking oil price.
Meanwhile, the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry inspected 22,498 business premises selling cooking oil nationwide between Oct 21 and Sunday. Enforcement director Mohd Roslan Mahayudin said during the period, the ministry seized 42.25 tonnes of cooking oil worth about RM120,000 when it detected 25 errant cases. – Bernama