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CAA removes N-Joy coconut oil from market

29 April 2021 12:35 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) announced to withdraw all coconut oil stock under the brand 'N-Joy' from the market, the CAA Information Department said.

CAA officials said the tests carried out on N-joy products yesterday (28) had revealed the presence of carcinogenic aflatoxin in the products.

However, a senior official of the CAA said that N-Joy coconut oil was made using local copra.

Following the instructions of Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardane, the CAA is conducting investigations to test all coconut oil brands in the market for the toxin.

Accordingly, the coconut oil samples under the name N-joy brand coconut oil was tested at the labs of Peradeniya University.

The second test carried out at the Institute of Industrial Technology also confirmed the presence of aflatoxin in that brand.

Following the detection, the CAA had decided to remove the coconut oil from the market.

The warehouse of N-Joy at Grandpass was sealed by CAA officials yesterday. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)



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  Comments - 14

  • Virus Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:17 PM

    Do a PCR test on the oil

    Rukshan Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:23 PM

    N-Joy is the only approved SLS coconut oil in Sri Lanka, we were told. What's going on now?

    Joshua Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:36 PM

    like a baby CAA has to be instructed by a Minister to do their duty? Were you sleeping?

    Coco-Nut Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:40 PM

    Enjoy thamai!

    Kamalasiri Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:45 PM

    SLS certificate is invalid ferther mor in sri lanka

    Yoga Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:01 PM

    This is the brand we use for cooking and now decided not use coconut and PALM oil at all. Can't trust any brand and products.

    Polgasmahathaya Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:02 PM

    Will the same stock come to market with a different brand label?

    Tuan Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:16 PM

    Now enjoy.. later cancer...

    Open mind Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:31 PM

    Are they mixing palm oil Country is corrupt to the core politicians and businesses.

    R. Anthony Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:03 PM

    Dressing the masses as Cattle, whom to trust? ??

    Rev. Thomas Gomez Friday, 30 April 2021 08:08 AM

    Death is common to every human. God defines the death and it can be cause because of " Cancer" or an accident. We will have to prayerfully run the race. N-Joy or Not enjoy the life.

    M.P. Ranaweera Friday, 30 April 2021 08:10 AM

    So what is the Coconut Oil you recommend Sir. Or you are expecting us to just boil with water and have our food. Nonsense....

    Ranaweera Friday, 30 April 2021 09:03 AM

    During yahapalana government, everything went out of control, the leaders were obsessed with filing court cases against political opponents. The private sector manipulated government agencies to get their products approved , the government officials were sleeping, drug dealers thrived, religious extremists from abroad infiltrated the youth. Now one by one these guys are getting caught. When they are caught people blame Rajapakshas.

    Ranaweera Friday, 30 April 2021 09:28 AM

    Owners should be prosecuted and their properties should be taken over.

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