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SLSI denies reports on permitting sale of unhealthy coconut oil imported to SL by four importers

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Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) today denied media reports that Senior officials of the SLSI had authorized the sale of unhealthy coconut oil imported to the country by four importers.

Director General Sri Lanka Standards Institution, Dr Siddhika Senaratne said SLSI, being the standards body for quality to the nation, would not compromise the set standards for any commodity or material that would be detrimental to the lives & livelihoods of Sri Lankans.

“SLSI continuously conducts laboratory testing for Aflatoxin in coconut oil imported into the country by all importers to ascertain that it conforms to the set standard of 10micro grams/Kg,” Dr. Senaratne said.

“Contrary to false social/media reports, 13 containers of Coconut oil have not been approved for sales to consumers by any authority namely DG SL Customs, DO SLSI and Health Ministry (Food Control) unit. The Consumer Affairs Authority is also carrying out a stringent watch on these imports,” he underlined.

“The four said importers namely All Brothers Pet Ltd, Sena Mills Refineries, Edirisinghe Edible Oils and Katana Refineries are long standing importers of Oil and their samples are under test for which results will be released within a few days. Based on the test results, SLSI together with the Ministry of Health (Food Control Unit) will provide the necessary instructions to SL Customs for sale or re-export of the above imports,” he added.

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  • Shakespeare Saturday, 27 March 2021 09:37 AM

    The is written in a roundabout manner like touching the nose going round the back of the neck. What it says is there can definitely be contaminated oils.

    Greatlion Saturday, 27 March 2021 09:43 AM

    Why reexport. Why not charge them in courts and cancel their license. Already slsi has given them a guarantee that they are long standing importers. Ha ha then this game is a long standing one. Lol.

    ala Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:18 PM

    What a shameful state of affairs in the government departments, sacrificing the health of people for money. A good lesson for all 69 lak cows

    ala Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:18 PM

    What a shameful state of affairs in the government departments, sacrificing the health of people for money. A good lesson for all 69 lak cows

    ala Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:18 PM

    What a shameful state of affairs in the government departments, sacrificing the health of people for money. A good lesson for all 69 lak cows

    Si Sunday, 28 March 2021 02:46 AM

    Must sue SLSI for poor quality examination performed on sample and let the oil marketed in the country. People health at risk..

    Ranaweera Sunday, 28 March 2021 08:40 AM

    Looks like there is a lot if corruption in the SLIS. They may be issuing the permit for bribes. Do we need the military here as well.


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