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)