Boycott supplements call

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  • Monday, 11 Sep 2006

KOTA BARU: Consumers should boycott food supplements if their prices continue to escalate, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad.  

He said the public should exercise their rights as consumers to stop buying these items. 

“Consumers have that power. The prices of food supplements go up due to high demand, so stop buying them,” he said when asked to comment on the rise of food supplements prices following the high price of crude oil. 

However, if the supplements were proven to be beneficial to health, consumers should consider them as long-term investments, he told reporters after opening the ministry’s Quran recital competition here yesterday. 

He said that medicines and food supplements were not included in the 25 food items listed under the Price Control Act 1985. – Bernama  

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