Recycled cooking oil. Pic – The Star

Over 90% of food traders in the country use illegally recycled cooking oil to save costs, reported Harian Metro.

“The practice is worrying as the use of low-quality oil can lead to lung, heart and liver diseases.

“Used or recycled cooking oil should only be utilised by the biodiesel industry, not by the food industry,” said Datuk Nadzim Johan.

The Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) chief activist said that many complaints had been lodged over the matter.

Fomca communications director Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman said that it has also received complaints from the public about the matter.

Yusof said that Fomca had informed the Health Ministry about the complaints but the ministry claimed that it has not found any concrete evidence to show that food traders were using recycled oil.