Investigation Island wide for coconut oil containing carcinogens

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The Consumer Affairs Authority stated that samples which were taken from the coconut oil stock which allegedly contain carcinogenic chemicals are being further tested. The Director General of Sri Lanka Customs Retired Major General Vijitha Ravipriya said that samples of the two major companies that imported the relevant coconut oil yesterday were taken for testing. It was reported that 8,000 tons of imported un-refined coconut oil were released from the Colombo Port last night. That is in the background where it was revealed that 13 containers in the stock contained coconut oil with carcinogenic chemicals. The Director General of Sri Lanka Customs further stated that if the imported coconut oil consignment is confirmed to contain the carcinogen called aflatoxins the relevant companies have already been notified to re-export the consignment to the country of origin.

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