13 Dec '11, 10pm

Intriguing! Recycled cooking oil sold as new in Malaysia - TODAYonline

Malaysia's Health Ministry said yesterday it will investigate claims that recycled cooking oil is being sold for human consumption at grocery stores and supermarkets across the country. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai said legal action would be taken against errant manufacturers, after The Star newspaper published reports that 19 brands of 1kg cooking oil packets sold nationwide were found to have been made from cooking oil recycled from hotels and restaurants. The newspaper reported that the Malaysian Association of Standards Users had sent the oil samples for testing to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The oil, if used repeatedly, could lead to hypertension, liver damage and potentially cause cancer, experts warned.

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/Worldinbrief/EDC111214-0...

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