Tag: cooking oil
Three main Indian state-run fuel retailers are looking to turn used cooking oil that might otherwise be discarded into biodiesel fuels.
Biodiesel plant and move to produce cooking oil should go hand in hand, Yong Teck Lee tells Chief Minister Shafie Apdal
Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the plants to produce cooking oil will cost the government RM5 million per plant.
He was caught by roadside in Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas.
In the incident which was caught on camera, police say the woman trader refused to sell more than 1kg of oil as her supplies were limited.
Rumours about the price increase were circulating on social media.
Only one repackaging factory in Kota Kinabalu compared with 24 in places like Sandakan and Tawau.
DAP assemblyperson Violet Yong says there should not be a shortfall as Malaysia is a major oil palm producer.
It is believed to be due to consumers indulging in panic buying, hoarding by traders and SMEs buying the 1kg packets of oil.
Town in Sabah faces constant shortage due to SMEs and restaurants purchasing cooking oil in packets even though they are not allowed to, says report.
Auditor-General says per capita consumption quota of 2.5kg was high and not supported by any study of actual needs of Malaysians.
Why should the Malaysian government subsidise almost half the monthly production of cooking oil which ends up in neighbouring countries.
3,315kg of cooking oil also seized from storeroom in Temerloh.
Warning to revoke licences of packaging companies that fail to ensure adequate supply in the market.
Dr Zubaidi Ahmad of Perdim says toxic content in recycled cooking oil can cause inflammation of the liver, cancer and heart attacks.
Even though re-packers hold halal certificates from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department, using recycled containers is not permitted.
This is because the restaurants were once boycotted for this reason, says Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma).
With subsidies for cooking oil being yanked, store shelves have been mysteriously empty.
Minister rubbishes assertion by Lim Guan Eng that the rationalisation of cooking oil subsidies will result in increased expense of RM50 per person per year.
Officials find 765kg of oil in 1kg polybags and 120kg in 5kg bottles hidden in sundry-shop in Kuah.
Grocery store owner Azmi Nor says some customers ignored his pleas and bought two to three five-litre bottles at a time.
Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry says decision was made after consumers were found panic-buying and exceeding their actual needs.
Consumer groups warn that unscrupulous people will exploit the subsidy.
It is up to individual companies and brand owners to decide on the new prices for unsubsidised cooking oil, says the Malaysian Edible Oil Manufacturers Association (Meoma).
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