The STAR online
January 29, 2008
IPOH: Initial screening of fresh meat and seafood sold at a hypermarket here found traces of sulphur dioxide, a preservative only allowed in manufactured food.
The screening, conducted yesterday at the launch of a state-level operation to check the safety of food sold in outlets here called Ops Shu (Shu means rat in Chinese to signify the animal year), was jointly held by the Perak Health Department, state Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Department and the city council.
The operation, to end on Chap Goh Mei on Feb 21, is to ensure that consumers are not cheated when they shop for food items for the Chinese New Year.