Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Are discounted foodstuffs fit for consumption?

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is disturbed to learn that food products that may not be safe for consumption are being offered to customers at a discounted rate at a leading hypermarket in Penang. They are placed on a separate shelf under the banner heading “Reduced to Clear”.

Blacklist repeat errant food producers

We refer to the 2008 closure of a factory in Kepala Batas which produces seafood-based products.

The State Health Department authorities found that the factory operator had stored pork together with other products in the freezer, used a banned preservative and also used recycled oil for cooking. In addition, the oil was stored in unhygienic recycled plastic containers.