75% of coconut oil used for cooking in Sri Lanka, unsuitable for consumption

75% of coconut oil used for cooking in Sri Lanka, unsuitable for consumption

75% of coconut oil used for cooking in Sri Lanka, unsuitable for consumption

Written by Staff Writer

18 Sep, 2018 | 3:17 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Consumer Affairs Authority states that 75% of the coconut oil used for cooking in Sri Lanka is unsuitable for human consumption.

This was revealed through multiple tests that had been carried out by using 200 samples of coconut oil available in the market since 2016.

The Deputy Director of the Authority, Samantha Karunarathne said most samples were mixed with other oily substances. Steps are to be taken to locate the traders who sold the unsuitable coconut oil and institute legal action against them.

The Consumer Affairs Authority also warns the general public of the adverse health risks such as the increase in cholesterol levels that could occur due to the consumption of such low-quality coconut oil.

 

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