Saturday February 16, 2013
Don’t take horse meat scare lightly
THE Consumers Association of Penang 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 Agriculture Ministry, Health Ministry and Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Cooperatives Ministry should work closely and monitor all meat products 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 imported food to undergo stringent checks and tests before being sold in the country.
S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS
Consumers Association of Penang