Re­cy­cled oil in poly­bags?

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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

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