The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Health to ban animal based L cysteine and impose mandatory labeling of this substance in products sold in Malaysia.
According to the 11th Schedule of the Food Regulations 1985, the use of L-cysteine is allowed in wheat flour and high-protein flour for bread-making.
Malaysian delicacies such as bread, roti canai, roti jala, puri and pau which are made from flour could contain L- cysteine, a food additive that is derived from human and animal sources such as hair, feathers bristle and hooves.
Press Conference by Penang Forum to launch the report & website of
The ‘Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan’
13 July 2016
This is an initiative by Penang’s civil society NGOs to provide a viable alternative to, as well as insightful analysis and review of, the RM40 billion plus transport master plan prepared by SRS Consortium for the Penang State Government.
(SRS, which stands for South Reclamation Scheme, is a joint-venture between Gamuda Berhad, Ideal Property Development Sdn Bhd and Loh Phoy Yen Holdings Sdn Bhd.)
The Consumers Association of Penang reiterate its calls to the authorities to impose an immediate ban on the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides as it is found to be hazardous to humans, wildlife and the environment.
Recently a man from Brooklyn USA is seeking $5 million claims in a class action law suit against Pepsico the company that produces Quaker Oats. According to the lawsuit the famous breakfast food claims that it is 100% Natural as false, deceptive and misleading because the company uses glyphosate in processing its oats.
The substance is used both as a weed killer and it is sprayed on the oats as a drying agent shortly before harvest claim the man from Brooklyn in his federal court lawsuit.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) finds the state of bullying in Malaysian schools to be very disturbing. The bullying phenomenon has reached a point where it can now be considered a social epidemic.
It would seem that if we do not find a way to tackle this problem immediately, our society is going to turn into a violent one.
However, as with all problems, before we can work towards eradicating it we must first determine the causes or the contributing factors of the problem.
Consumers are faced with very unfair contract terms in the Condition of Sale when they take part in auctions.
These terms are one-sided and put the bidder/purchaser in an extremely disadvantaged position at auctions.