Alcoholic beverages worth RM11,695 seized in S’gor

22 Sep 2019 / 17:57 H.

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor State Health Department seized 831 bottles and cans of liquor worth RM11,695 in a statewide operation on Thursday.

State Health Director Datuk Dr Khalid Ibrahim said the liquor was seized following inspections at 92 premises in the state for failing to comply with labeling requirements for alcoholic beverages as stipulated under the Food Regulations 1985.

“In addition, 15 notices under Section 32B of the Food Act 1983 for various compoundable offences with a total compound value of RM52,500 were issued.

“The most common compoundable offence is the trader’s failure to display the notice that ‘consuming alcoholic beverages can endanger health’ in front of where alcoholic beverages are placed for sale,“ he said in a statement here today.

Khalid said the other offence was the failure to display the notice prohibiting the sale of liquor to people under the age of 21 at the sales counter.

He added that consumers could contact the state Health Department or the nearest District Health Office, or visit the website or JKN Selangor Facebook page for any food or drink related complaints or queries. — Bernama

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