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 …

Ramadhan Bazaars’ Food Safety in Question

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the state health department to be vigilant against food poisoning and water-borne diseases that may easily be propagated through unhygienic food handling at all Ramadhan bazaars. From our surveillance, we found that many food handlers at Ramadhan bazaars did not wear gloves, apron, or headwear. There were often …

CAP calls for laws to ensure that animal feeds are Halal

The Consumers Association of  Penang calls for laws to ensure that animal feeds are Halal. As animal feed is one of the important aspects in the Halal food supply chain, feeding animals with  Haram animal by-products will make its meat unsuitable for Muslims to consume. Meanwhile Muslims should refrain from eating meat until such laws are …