Don’t take horse meat scare lightly


CAP calls on all Malaysians not to take the horse meat scare rocking Europe lightly and to refrain from eating meat products especially burgers, salami, sausages, and canned meat until the authorities can guarantee that the meat is free from any form of contamination.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Cooperatives should work closely and monitor all meat products including fresh, processed or canned that come into the country.

Meat products should be tested to allay fears of contamination and the results of the tests should be made public.

CAP also calls on the Malaysian government to immediately set up a Central Food Clearing Agency to enable all food that is imported to undergo stringent check and tests before being sold in our country.

Press Statement, 15 February 2013