Palm Oil Unfit For Human Consumption Being Sold

By Indika Sri Aravinda

Over 800 containers with palm oil imported from Malaysia, unfit for human consumption, had been released to the market over the past few years, The Sunday Leader learns.

Customs Department sources said that details had emerged of the large amount of adulterated palm oil released to the market following ongoing investigations.

The palm oil had been imported to Sri Lanka between 2012 and 2016 and was released to the market during that period.

In March 2016 an investigation had been launched into the company which imported the palm oil after 24 containers were found to have adulterated pal oil.

A court case had been filed by the company against preventing the release of the palm oil to the market.

However, the company lost the case and the containers were seized and investigations launched.

Customs Department sources said that ongoing investigations found that 850 containers of 20,000 litres each had been released to the market before the court ruling early this year.

Lab tests carried out in Sri Lanka and Germany had confirmed that the palm oil was unsuitable for human consumption.

A special investigation is to be conducted tomorrow on the company and the oil it has already released to the market.

1 Comment for “Palm Oil Unfit For Human Consumption Being Sold”

  1. The raids by the authorities in the full view of the cameras has amounted to a fraud, and a political stunt, and this shows that the program should be a continuous process. Sri Lanka has become a hot bed for such frauds, and the frequent announcements that every thing is functioning smoothly is fiction.

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