No products in the cart.

Category: Food EN

CAP: Recall winter melon strips from the market

The Consumers Association of Penang calls upon the Ministry of Health to immediately recall winter melon strips from the market. The call is made in response to the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) recall of winter melon strips from Malaysia which was found to contain sulphur dioxide that exceeded the maximum limit stated in the Singapore Food Regulations. Winter melon strips are used in the making...
Read More

How Food Additives Act Against You

FOOD ADDITIVES are non-foods added to food. They may cause mutations, genetic damage or birth defects — all very subtle effects. They may also cause cancer, or interfere with the body’s normal processes — long-term effects that are little understood. They may even impair the liver. If toxins are absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract, they are transported to the liver. The liver has...
Read More

Vegetarians have up to 50% LESS CANCER

A STUDY conducted among 50,000 vegetarians (the Seventh-Day Adventists) revealed results that shook the world of cancer research. The study clearly showed that this group has an astonishingly low rate of all types of cancer, and a significantly longer life span. Another study of Mormons in California showed that cancer occurs in this group at a rate of 50% less than in the normal population....
Read More

Authorities urged to clarify if all water purifiers are safe to use

A water purifier marketed by Coway in Korea was found to be leaching nickel in the water tank and, hence, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls upon the Malaysian authorities to urgently look into the matter and issue a statement. The Seoul High Court recently ruled that the company had failed to notify its customers that the nickel plating in the water tank can potentially...
Read More

Processed food products contain much higher sodium when compared to their natural counterparts.

French fries routinely carry over 7.5 times more sodium than fresh ones (ie potato). A canned tomato juice drink contains almost 6 times more sodium when compared to a tomato. Meats prepared at fast-food joints (namely fried chicken) can have 3 times as much sodium as fresh meat. Too much sodium is bad for our health. It is known to cause strokes, high blood pressure, heart problems, kidney...
Read More

HOW TO JUDGE THE FRESHNESS OF A FISH

EYES: Should be bulging out of the socket and should not be cloudy, bloodshot and sunken. GILLS: Should be bright red and not slimy or dark. SCALES: Should be firmly attached to the skin. GUT: Should be firmly attached to the bone and not discoloured. BODY: Should have a firm, elastic texture when poked. SKIN: Should be bright and glossy with a luminous, wet sheen and not dull and dry. SMELL:...
Read More

POMELO: Delicious and Nutritious

MANY people take the orange for its Vitamin C. But did you know that there is a local fruit which may just be the perfect substitute for the orange? It’s none other than the pomelo, a round fruit with a rough skin which is pale green or yellow in colour. Known as limau bali to the Malays, the pomelo contains about 45 mg of Vitamin C per 100 g edible portion, which is more than the amount...
Read More

Chicken prices skyrocketed

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is outraged by the fact that chicken retail price increased to between RM9 and RM11 per kg during the third week of June. It had increased between RM1.50 to RM3.50 within a week. We urge the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) to act fast because chicken is an important source of a more affordable white meat. Retailers told our...
Read More

MENTAL Illness or BRAIN Allergy?

FOOD and/or chemical allergies can create emotional, behavioural and mental symptoms such as panic attacks, compulsive behaviour, depression, psychotic episodes, or hallucinations. They can also contribute to many less severe mental and emotional symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, inability to concentrate, or feelings of being in a mental “fog”. Brain allergy, or ecological mental...
Read More

Sugar vs Drug: Both are Poisons

POISON is understood as “any substance applied to the body, ingested, or developed within the body, which causes or may cause disease” (1957 medical research definition used in the works of Dr William Coda Martin — now a geriatrician, associated with Coler Memorial Hospital in New York). The dictionary definition of poison is “to exert a harmful influence on, or to pervert” (William...
Read More