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COPA instructs MoH to conduct investigation into harmful substances in food

The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) informed the officials of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to conduct an immediate and comprehensive inspection regarding the harmful substances in food including imported food items such as coconut oil.

The Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts Prof. Tissa Vitharana informed the officials that laboratory facilities for food testing should be improved and the laws pertaining to food security should be amended expeditiously.

Given that the rules of the MoH are in force for food, the Prof. Tissa Vitharana further emphasized the need to take immediate action to check the quality of food.