Sunday, November 30, 2008

Defiled Packaged Drinking Water in Malaysia

All I can say is Malaysia's food and drinks are not that safe as compared to the China situation.

It was reported in Star newspaper that inspections were conducted at various companies involved in packaged drinking water business and the results were as follows:-

* 8 companies - licence cancelled for not meeting requirements
* 15 companies - licence suspended for 1 month
* 12 companies - unlicensed
* 3 companies - issued closure notices for unsatisfactory cleanliness level

This is not just unsatisfactory but this is very ALARMING!

Worse still, the Health Ministry do not disclose any of the companies' names and kept it under the carpet. Why can't the ministry disclose those companies that don't follow the requirements that have been set. They have already breached the requirements and the public has the right to know what's safe for consumption. By naming them, it will make the whole industry to buck up and be on their toes in the future.

The companies knew from day one that in order to produce such packaged drinking water, certain requirements must be followed but yet they ran foul of it.

Is the Health Ministry scared of some of those directors, like being members of certain political parties? Or being paid off to shut up?

This is no joke when those companies were meted with those punishments under the Food Regulations 1985 and Food Act 1983.

This is Malaysia. They wait for someone to die first before they mete out any heavier penalty or punishment.
Tags: Health Ministry, Packaged Drinking Water, Malaysia, Food Regulations 1985, Food Act 1983



Blogger -EdwiN- said...

wher did u find all these rules n websites in ur tags? i always nvr seem to find any of dem, esp during critical times =(

30 November, 2008 02:24  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

just read more by looking at the details and google more specifically for it

30 November, 2008 05:18  
Blogger soulesscloudy said...

this is serious.... our life really in danger...

30 November, 2008 19:14  
Blogger 고양이 아줌마 (Cat Lady) said...

If you ever find out the brands concerned, please let me know, ok? I buy a lot of packaged drinks, from Yeo's, Pokka and so on....*scared*

30 November, 2008 22:41  
Blogger Sweet Jasmine said...

This is really frightening. We should expose them if the law doesn't. Always be careful what we put into our mouth.

01 December, 2008 11:21  
Blogger Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

What took them so long to discover that consumers' life are endangered?

Bribery went awry somewhere. Thank God LOL

01 December, 2008 16:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember few years back i had visited some drinking water manufacturing factories. Gosh! after i visited those factory, i will never bought any drinking or mineral waters that i don't recognize their brand.

The government should announce the names for those who violate the rules and send them to jail instead of compound money!

01 December, 2008 17:49  
Blogger 고양이 아줌마 (Cat Lady) said...

Johnny: What? You again?
Blackie007: Yup, just to let you know you've been tagged.

01 December, 2008 22:22  
Blogger foongpc said...

I've always suspected these drinking water to be not as safe as claimed, and now I've been proven right! It seems the authorities have to check on every kind of food or drinks produced because there will always be those who flout the rules.

04 December, 2008 03:32  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

wanwan - this is just the tip of the iceberg

blackie - govt is not revealing. dont know what's their fear of doing it

jasmine - is govt protecting the one who breaches the law

gorgeous eve - haha .... not enough bribes?

daniel - everyone's demanding for the same answer - to reveal the brands

blackie - hahahaha ..... lazy to do tags

foong - such companies' owners should be jailed instead

06 December, 2008 02:52  

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