MALAYSIA USES FOSIM TO MONITOR CONTAMINATED FOOD PRODUCTS

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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.

-- MORE

ROSNAH-FOOD 2 (LAST) KUALA LUMPUR

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

proper healthcare.

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.

-- BERNAMA

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