KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 9 – The Health Ministry will take action against the sale or promotion of Kangen water, a certain alkaline water filter which can allegedly produce ‘miracle water’ that can treat 150 chronic illnesses. Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry was concerned with reports about Kangen water that has gone viral on social media.
“The Health Ministry views such promotion very seriously because it can mislead people into believing the water can cure various illnesses. Under the Food Regulations Act 1985 under the Food Act 1983, all water packed for consumption must be approved and licenced by the Health Ministry,” he said in a statement here last night.
The Food Act 1983 and the Food Regulations 1985 are the Malaysian food legislations that form the backbone of the food safety programme. These legislations replace the Sale of Food and Drug Ordinance and Regulations 1952. The objective of the Food Act 1983 and the Food Regulations 1985 is to ensure that the public is protected from health hazards and fraud in the preparation, sale and use of foods and for matters connected therewith
Failure to adhere to the regulations can result in offenders being charged and the products seized, he said. Consumers can lodge a complaint against such products to their respective district Health office or state Health Departments or through the health ministry website http://moh.spab.gov.my; Facebook: www.facebook.com/bkkmhq,” he said in the statement. — Bernama