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 …

Stop Exposing Consumers to Tainted Meats

As we take note of World Antibiotics Awareness Week from 12-18 November, one of the most pressing problems we face is the persistent presence of foods contaminated with antibiotic residues and antibiotic resistant bacteria. Over the years the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has raised concerns on the use of antiobiotics in livestock production, agriculture …

 CAP: Papadum dangerously overloaded with Sodium

Papadum, a crispy thin cracker, served with Indian meals is dangerously overloaded with sodium. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Health to set limits for sodium in papadum in view of its high sodium content. It should direct Customs Department to check all imports and the dangerous levels of sodium in papadum. Consuming high amount of sodium …