Popular food deep fried in old oil were discovered to be contaminated with a substance dangerous to health, the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) said on Tuesday.
The warning followed its random inspections of 5,995 food items such as deep-fried chicken, sausages, fried chips, meatballs and pork snacks at markets across the country last year. Almost 10 per cent of food tested by officials had polar compounds exceeding the limit at 25 per cent of the used oil.
The agency said foods cooked with oil exceeding the standard were mostly found at wet and makeshift markets in Bangkok and upcountry.
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