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Black heart food scandal :: Dyed yellow kampung chicken

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This illegal activity had been carried out for last ten or twenty years because Health Ministry under MCA politicians are sleeping. Many Chinese consumers are “poisoned” for taking fake kampung chickens. Luckily I seldom eat yellow chickens.

Health Ministry finds chicken dyed yellow and passed off as kampung chicken

By LEE YEN MUN

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has found three samples of chickens painted with yellow food dye with the intention to be passed off to consumers as kampung chicken.

One sample had contained the Tartrazine food colouring while two other had contained the Tartrazine and the Sunset Yellow FCF dye, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

He said the dye-positive samples were taken from Selangor and Penang but that other samples from Johor and Kuala Lumpur were also taken for laboratory tests.

“Although some of the dyes are not harmful to health, the whole act to give a false impression of the product is wrong.

“We will continue our monitoring and testing of chicken samples and to ensure that the industry players stop such irresponsible acts,” Dr Subramaniam said in a press conference, here, Friday.

Meanwhile, in a statement, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah warned that anyone found guilty of selling food items posing health risks could be fined up to RM100,000 or imprisoned for a period not exceeding ten years or both.

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