Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Stay away from soft drinks

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Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls upon the Malaysians to stay away from sweetened soft drinks which have proven to be a threat to our health.  
Soft drinks contain approximately 6 to 12 teaspoons of sugar and the number of these drinks being consumed by Malaysians is increasing daily.  According to a recent news report 1,000 canned drinks are consumed every minute in Malaysia.

Ban antibiotics in animal feeds

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Several studies on our meats like chicken (both imported and local), beef, mutton and frozen burgers have found an alarmingly high incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in them.  Eating foods contaminated with such bacteria can cause life-threatening complications as the treatment of such cases may be difficult.

The indiscriminate use of antibiotics in animal feeds has caused the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in farm animals. The spread of such bacteria in our meats is alarming and poses a serious health threat to consumers.

Malaysians are the 8th largest sugar consumers in the world

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is concerned that sugar consumption among Malaysians is increasing at an alarming rate. The high sugar intake is reflected by the serious health problems and debilitating diseases striking Malaysians each day.

Heart dangers of caffeinated energy drinks

A recent report of a life-threatening heart attack in a young healthy male suggests care is needed with caffeinated energy drinks.

Red meat raises your risks of cancer, heart disease & diabetes

“Eating Meat May Increase Risk of Early Death, Study Finds,” ran the headline in The New York Times in March. “Dying for some red meat? You may be,” quipped the Los Angeles Times. The big news came from a study that tracked more than half a million Americans aged 50 to 71 for 10 years. Those who reported eating the most red meat were roughly 30% more likely to die mostly of cancer or heart disease than those who reported eating the least.