CAP: How safe are Malaysian prawns?

The Consumers Association of Penang is appalled by the statement made by the Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Sim Tze Tsin that Malaysian farmed prawns are safe for consumption. According to his Facebook “The Department of Fisheries has a stringent monitoring system against all shrimp farms across the country.”Regular checks and enforcement are done to …

CAP: Stay away from instant noodles to keep healthy

The Consumers Association of Penang would like to congratulate the researchers for coming out with the report on the high sodium content in instant noodles (Berita Harian 17/10/19). Since, 2010 CAP has been calling on the Ministry of Health to highlight the dangers of instant noodles. As the consumption of instant noodles can easily cause excessive …

Are Malaysians second rated consumers where food safety is concerned?

Time and again we hear of Malaysian produce being rejected by other countries. The latest being bottled mineral water recalled by the Singaporean authorities. The particular bottled mineral water was found to containPseudomonas aeruginosa – a common bacterium that is found in faeces, soil, water and sewage. It is strange that such an incident was not …