Dhal with Aflatoxin from Weligama Co-operative Society

Dhal with Aflatoxin from Weligama Co-operative Society

Dhal with Aflatoxin from Weligama Co-operative Society

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

02 Apr, 2021 | 1:46 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): A stock of Dhal at the Weligama Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society Limited was revealed to have contained the cancer-causing component ‘Aflatoxin’, the Weligama Chief Public Health Inspector said.

The revelation was made in the Government Analyst’s report, H. M. H. Nihal, the Weligama Chief Public Health Inspector told News 1st on Friday (Apr. 02).

Around 3150 kilograms of Dhal unsuitable for human consumption that had passed the expiration date was discovered concealed at the Weligama Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society Limited, Weligama Chief Public Health Inspector further noted.

According to the Chief PHI of Weligama, the stock of Dhal was discovered during an inspection conducted at the premises following a complaint lodged by a customer regarding the sale of expired Yoghurt.

“It has been that Aflatoxin present in Coconut oil, which is widely discussed at present was present in this Dhal stocks and had it been sold to consumers, it could have caused much harm to their health. Therefore, provide us information on such expired stocks of food available in the local market,” H. M. H. Nihal, the Chief PHI of Weligama noted.

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