KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 – The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is assessing the impact on the supply of eggs in the domestic market in collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Services and the Ministry of Health.
In a statement released tonight, the enforcement division of KPDNHEP said it was monitoring the situation in which the Singapore government ordered four egg importers to take eggs produced by a Malaysian company off the market.
He said the directive aimed to monitor the importance of food safety and quality control following the alleged discovery of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) as reported by the media.
âThe KPDNHEP has also held engagement sessions with industry players and poultry producers across the country to be ready to implement the egg production process to cover any risk of disruption to the egg production. egg supply in the country, âhe said.
The statement said KPDNHEP needs the cooperation of consumers to be prudent in their purchases and not to contribute to the disruption of the egg supply due to panic buying.
âThe KPDNHEP would like to warn traders not to take advantage of this situation by increasing the prices of eggs. Traders can be prosecuted under section 14 (1) of the Price Control and Anti-Profit Law 2011.
“If found guilty, traders can be fined up to RM 500,000 for a company / business, while non-companies / individuals can be fined up to RM 100,000 or imprisoned for a period not exceeding three years or both, “he said.
Consumers can forward information about complaints related to the misconduct of law-breaking merchants under the jurisdiction of KPDNHEP through the complaints channel provided by the ministry, for example by calling 1-800-886-800 or via WhatsApp. at 019-279 4317.
Yesterday, Bernama reported that Singapore had asked four importers to withdraw eggs produced at Lay Hong Berhad Layer Farm Jeram in Malaysia from the market as a precaution.
The Singapore Food Agency said on its website that the directive was taken following the discovery of SE on the product that can cause foodborne illness, whether the eggs are eaten raw or half eaten. cooked. – Bernama