Irresponsible manufacturers all out to make profit are found to add carcinogens to the food products and export them world wide.
Carcinogens – made of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP) are cancer-causing agents.
The current issue is these types of contaiminated food products are entering Malaysia.
The Health Ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Division is checking the entry of such products.
It is working closely with the Taiwanese Government to get up-to-date information on contaiminated food there.
Operators of twwo supermarkets in China have teken off the shelf contaiminated energy drinks from Taiwan.
Ipoh White Coffee and Teh Misai Kuching fast gaining popularity in China.
(Source: The Star, 4 June 2011).