KUALA LUMPUR: Using aquariums to store food and drinks is prohibited under the Food Regulations 1985, says health director-general Dr Radzi Abu Hassan.
He said aquariums are made specifically for rearing fish and are not suitable for keeping food and drinks.
“Aquariums are normally made of glass, acrylic or plastic material and may contain chemicals like lead or phthalates, which can dissolve in and contaminate the water and be harmful to health,” he said in a statement today.
Radzi said the food safety and quality division at the health ministry will continue to ensure traders abide by food safety regulations.
He said consumers who have enquiries on food safety can contact the nearest district health office or state health department or visit the ministry’s website and social media platforms.