KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) - The pickled lime peels from China that was found to contain lead was not imported into Malaysia, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said the Health Ministry had obtained data from the Malaysian Food Safety Information System (FoSIM) from 2017 which stated that the pickles were not brought into Malaysia.
"However, as a precautionary measure, the Food Safety and Quality Division (BKKM) has stepped up its checks on all types of dried fruits including the pickled lime peels imported from China, at all points of entry.
“If parties concerned do not comply with the Food Act 1983 and its regulations, then enforcement action would be taken,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement today.
He was commenting on a media report on Sept. 26 which stated that the pickled lime peels produced by Jiabao Jiuzhi Chenpi from China and popular in Malaysia and Singapore, was found to be tainted with lead according to state authorities in China.
Noor Hisham said consumers with any concerns regarding food safety issues could contact the nearest District Health Office or Health Department or via the http://moh.spab.gov.my or facebook Food Safety and Quality Division (BKKM) www.facebook.com/bkkmhq.
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