No recycled cooking oil, says minister
KLANG: The subsidised 1 kg polybag cooking oil are not recycled products and is of the same quality as those sold in bottles, said the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.
Its minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said checks found that it is more costly to produce recycled cooking oil and they will not be able to sell them at RM2.50 per kg.
He said this after conducting an inspection with a team of officers at Pasar Besar Meru and Klang Utama here.
“So far, I have not found any recycled cooking oil being sold in the market as claimed by others,” he added.
Meanwhile, Soon Hup Edible Oil Sdn Bhd general manager Lee Chong Hua said cooking oil in Malaysia is not costefficient for recycling as the price of the cooking oil here is low.
“In China, they demand for recycled products because a five-kg cooking oil bottle can go for about RM70 and one bottle here is sold for about RM20.
“I have been in the industry since 2004 and I have not heard of any company that recycles cooking oil products.