KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has a stringent Food Safety
Information System of Malaysia (FoSIM) to monitor entry of food products into
the country, said Deputy Minister of Health Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin.
Speaking at the 2011 International Health Insurance Convention organised by
Malaysian Institute of Insurance (MII) and Federation of Afro- Asian Insurers
and Reinsurers here today, she said the ministry would maintain the five level
inspection of Hold, Test and Release on all food products imported into the
country including from Taiwan.
Any product which does not comply with the system would be sent back to the
country of origin for disposal, she added.
Rosnah was commenting on the recent ban on Di (-2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate
(DEHP) and di-isononylphthalate (DINP) contaminated food products from Taiwan.
She assured the public that there was no need to worry as strict measures
had been taken to control food items from the country.
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Last Saturday, Minister of Health Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai issued a
statement listing ten Taiwanese food products which had been analysed and
cleared by the ministry.
The products were Mango Jelly Pudding, Seaweed De Vinegar Drink, Plum Active
Vinegar Drink, Peach Health Vinegar Drink, Grape Vinegar Drink, Plum Extract
Jelly, Sliced Cheese, Assorted Fruit Flavour Jelly, Ruby Red Grapefruit Drink
and Orange Vinegar Drink.
On another subject, Rosnah said the ministry was still studying the "1 Care
for 1Malaysia" insurance scheme aimed at assisting people who could not afford
Meanwhile, on the Sale of Food in School Guidelines, she said discussions
were ongoing with the Ministry of Education to implement it in the near future.
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