Tuesday December 13, 2011
Set standards for testing of cooking oil, govt urged
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry must set standards for the testing of cooking oil sold in the market.
“At the moment, we do not have a standard testing method for total polar compounds (TPC),” said Malaysian Association of Standards Users CEO Ratna Devi Nadarajan.
She said it was important to include a requirement for TPC in the country's regulations as it was an important indicator of the oil quality.
She said there were not many countries around the world that had national regulations controlling the level of polar compounds in frying oils.
“Even if we do not buy the cheap oil, we still consume it when we eat out at restaurants and hotels,” she said.
Ratna Devi added that many Malaysians preferred to buy the packet oils because it was cheaper than the others sold in the market.
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