13 Dec '11, 8am

Recycled cooking oil sold as new in Malaysia

Recycled cooking oil sold as new in Malaysia

Malaysian Association of Standards Users chief executive officer Ratna Devi shows a 1kg oil packet that is sold cheaply. -- PHOTO: THE STAR PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The cooking oil that you buy at a grocery store or a supermarket near you in a 1kg packet may have been recycled. Tests conducted on 19 brands of the 'cheap' oil sold in Malaysia revealed that repeated exposure to high temperatures had made it unfit for human consumption, the Malaysian Association of Standards Users said. Manufacturers are believed to have bought the oil used in restaurants through middlemen and processed it for resale. The association sent the samples for 'polar compound testing' to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, which found all 19 brands falling short of international standards, its chief executive officer Ratna Devi Nadarajan told The Star. Please enable JavaScript to v...

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