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The National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection (NMCRP) today requested the Health Director General to issue a statement whether the coconut oil currently in the market contain carcinogen alpha toxin or any other toxin.

NMCRP President Ranjith Withanage said there is a rumour spreading inthe society that the coconut oil currently being sold in the market contains a carcinogenic constituents.

According to the Food Act No. 26 of 1980, it clearly mentioned that it is the responsibility of the Helth Director General to provide non-toxic food to the consumer, Mr. Withanage said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Victor Fernando Sunday, 28 March 2021 04:00 PM

    Do a honnest job, check the coconut oil is indeed been diluted,hope no pock money to collect

    Sunil Sunday, 28 March 2021 05:02 PM

    It is a serious issue - please also test margarines, butter, gingerly oil, palm oil, vegetable oil, cheese etc

    Stingray Monday, 29 March 2021 06:13 AM

    And that other 'palm oil'!

    Sunil Sunday, 28 March 2021 05:04 PM

    I wonder whether we have the hitech equipment to test these. Otherwise we must import these equipment.

    Kumar Sunday, 28 March 2021 09:40 PM

    In a few days the entire consignment will be declared fit for human consumption and released to the importers.

    Lee Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:34 PM

    Its aflatoxin not alfatoxin

    Mihindukula Monday, 29 March 2021 12:28 AM

    Mr.Vithanage, if possible please take random samples and test for carcenogic substances in sri lanka or abroad . Do not rely on the authorities.

    Colin Monday, 29 March 2021 05:41 AM

    Let the public know the names of the importers whose oil is contaminated and the brand name in which it is marketed. This is to ensure that oil pure of any contamination is not affected .As there is a general conception all imported oil is contaminated

    Nissanka Seneviratne Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:10 AM

    Ha ha! Not to worry. The importers will make sure that they oil the palms of all these responsible officers. Hoo hoooo. Huke hoooo.


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