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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: S.M. Mohamed Idris
THE Consumers Association of Penang calls on consumers to be careful when eating Thai food as some ingredients used in Thai cooking were found to be tainted with 3-MCPD, which can cause cancer.
3-MCPD (3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol) is a substance released during the processing of an ingredient known as hydrolysed vegetable protein. It is used in soup, savoury snacks and gravy mixes. In our test, we found that one sample of fish sauce and tom yam paste contained …