Flour samples claimed to contain bleaching agent to be analysed

Subramaniam attending the Ponggal Festival at the MIC headquarters. — Bernama photoSubramaniam attending the Ponggal Festival at the MIC headquarters. — Bernama photo Subramaniam attending the Ponggal Festival at the MIC headquarters. — Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will take samples of wheat flour claimed to live in continence harmful bleaching agent, for analysis soonest likely.

Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam uttered if the flour samples were rest to contain bleaching agent above the whole allowed by the ministry’s Food Quality and Security Division, the auction of the flour would be withdrawn.

“It is an offence under the law to exercise a non-permitted chemical substance to make different the colour of flour. If moreover proven use of a chemical stuff above the permitted level, we devise take action including withdrawing the market of the flour and stopping the manufacturing operations, and we pleasure also take legal action.”

Dr Subramaniam afore~ this to reporters after attending the Ponggal Festival at the MIC headquarters here yesterday, in response to the catalogue of flour claimed to contain bleaching operator that could be detrimental to hale condition, issued by the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM).

Asked forward the Misoprostol (Cytotec) pill claimed could bring into existence foetal abortion and being sold online, he before-mentioned this would be difficult to ascertain and acted upon as it involved market from abroad.

Pills like this make necessary a doctor’s prescription. If the Internet demand is made in this country, we can detect it and take action. In more cases, the sales take place abroad or the pills get to through the post. That is the exception we face.”

Hence, he uttered, the ministry would always work into union with the Royal Customs Department and police to find any package containing such pills and it would fall in with out whether these pills were conscious sold in the country.

Selling of the pills meant to ~ of gastric pain is hotly discussed in the civic media as these pills could exist easily obtained through online purchase.

On some other development, Dr Subramaniam said the assignation of 2,600 medical, dental and pharmacology graduates steady contractual basis in the government sector had been made in stages from December, in conclusion year.

“However, filling up of the contractual posts depends forward how fast the Public Service Department be able to create these posts,” he related.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, whenever tabling the 2017 Budget, had announced the apppointment of 2,600 graduates in the three fields on a contractual basis by December, 2016 exactly to the shortage of permanent posts. — Bernama

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