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Saturday, May 24, 2008

I didn't know we all love to eat plastic

Pisang goreng. Yum yum.

Fried chicken, yum yum yum.

Scare over 'coated' snacks

CONSUMERS' demand for crispy snacks like goreng pisang and keledek has allegedly caused hawkers in Johor Baru to literally coat fried snacks with plastic, creating a health scare.

Emails are said to have been sent out warning people to keep away from consuming extra crispy fried snacks or even chicken.The emails tell how some hawkers had allegedly been seen adding plastic straws and bottles into boiling oil before frying their snacks.

The snacks thus produced would remain crispy for several hours, the emails said.A factory worker, Rauf Hamdan, 24, claimed he actually saw a goreng pisang seller in the city throwing a plastic bottle into boiling oil, causing the bottle to melt.

"When I asked the hawker about it, he just matter-of-factly said his customers had not complained of any health hazards from eating his goreng pisang."He also said this 'recipe' was now popular among many hawkers like him."

Rauf said it was shocking that sellers of fried snacks were not bothered about the possible health hazards to their consumers.Plastic bottles are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which can cause various forms of cancer and birth deformities, if eaten.
I hope the ikan bilis they talking is not this one!!! I ate so much okay???? T.T I secretly loves plastic!!! AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT!!!

According to the emails, the trend allegedly started in Thailand, for frying ikan bilis and onions. It spread to Kedah and Perlis, then the rest of the country.The sender of one of the emails said his uncle had allegedly seen a goreng pisang seller adding plastic drinking straws into hot oil in Perlis.

A friend said he had seen a hawker in Cameron Highland allegedly melt a five-litre empty cooking oil bottle in boiling oil by stirring it in. Consumers Association of Penang research officer T. Subbarao said CAP would launch an immediate investigation.

-Above are from the articles cause it is pretty small for you to read-

Taken from here.

I know of the fried shallots but I never come to understand how they did it. I used to think they somehow stuff the raw shallots in straws and fry them. Lol, damn silly la I know. But, so geli. So smelly you know if you burn plastic. How can they throw in plastic bottles into the oil and cook with our favourite food??

Nah, tasty la, some more say crunchier better. Wa, keep so long still so crunchy. Good lor, I don't know we all have a thing for plastic. =x Later buy mua chee remember to tell them don't want fried shallots.


~YM~ said...

wow..thats scary..will eat oni steamed food then..-.-"

Mrs Chong said...

ym: no long as the one u buy hor, wont stay crunchy for a long long long time then shud be alright ears big big see what other people say bout the stall

9PEK9BO said...

I hope that's just another URBAN LEGEND. Otherwise, we'll all soon become PLASTIC MAN!

Mrs Chong said...

9pek9bo: ya la..nanti i walk under the sun i melt, cuz i PLASTIC!!!