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Phthalate checks lifted

This article was originally published in Foodnews

MALAYSIA has lifted its border controls on some Taiwanese foods, including fruit drinks, in advance of the scheduled date. Malaysia imposed the controls after it was discovered that some Taiwanese products contained phthalates (a plasticiser), in place of more expensive emulsifiers (FOODNEWS 3 June 2011) . Malaysia follows China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore in announcing that it no longer requires Taiwanese food exporters to provide official certification proving their products are free of phthalates.



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