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Contaminated stock of coconut oil to be re-exported

Customs Director General retired Major General Vijitha Ravipriya yesterday said that a stock of coconut oil with Aflatoxin will be re-exported within the next few days.

He said that three companies are involved in importing crude coconut oil with Aflatoxin contaminants and a stock of coconut oil imported by one company will be re-exported shortly.

“The other coconut oil stocks imported by two other companies will be re-exported after the auditing process of the stocks by the Custom officials is completed,” he said.

He said that the Customs has already informed the companies involved in importing contaminated coconut oil to make arrangements to re-export them soon.

The coconut oil stocks will be released to the warehouses of the relevant companies until the quality assurance certificate is issued by the relevant agency. “Legal action will be taken against such companies if there is any shortage in their stocks,” he said. Tests conducted on these coconut oil containers confirmed that they are contaminated with a high level of Aflatoxin, which is carcinogenic.