Unpalatable facts surface as cooking oils are tested –  CAA cautions consumers

Unpalatable facts surface as cooking oils are tested – CAA cautions consumers

Unpalatable facts surface as cooking oils are tested – CAA cautions consumers

Written by Keshala Dias

04 Oct, 2017 | 8:25 am

The Consumer Affairs Authority says over 90% of cooking oil in the market is not up to acceptable standards.

The authority said that tests carried out on samples of oil obtained from across the country had revealed that the production of cooking oil is not up to standard.

The authority had obtained samples of palm oil, coconut oil and vegetable oil for tests. The tests have revealed that traders and other intermediaries dilute the cooking oil with various chemicals.

The authority adds that immediate steps will be taken to ensure that standards of cooking oil are met.

These steps will include making it mandatory for barrels that store cooking oil to be labeled with the date of manufacture, date of expiry and the name of manufacturer.

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