MCC bans use of staplers, pins, nails from being used in food packaging

Picture shown is an example of hazardous materials being used for food packaging.

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KUCHING, Jan 14: Miri City Council (MCC) will include the ban of staplers, pins, nails and any hazardous materials from being used in food packaging as a special condition when traders apply for their food license.

According to a report from the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, MCC in a statement on Thursday said the matter was brought for a discussion together with its Public Health and Licensing Committee (PHL).

“Any license holders (food handlers) who are found to be in breach of any of the special conditions of the license, may have their license suspended or revoked,” it said.

Recently, a viral post on social media allegedly reported that a child had accidentally ingested nails used to pack food, which caused concern to many consumers in Malaysia.

Following that, Ministry of Health (MOH) director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has warned food traders who use nails, staples or other similarly dangerous materials to secure food packaging can be charged in court. — DayakDaily