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Friday, June 11, 1999

Stop buying EU food, schools told

MUAR: All schools, including those with hostels, have been urged to stop providing foodstuff imported from the EU countries.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn said state education directors would check on milk products supplied to poor students.

"We will take all measures to ensure foodstuff supplied to schools are not contaminated.

"We will monitor this Belgian dioxin scare until all foodstuff from Europe are free from such contaminant," he said.

In Kuala Lumpur, several hotels were also busy pulling back EU products.

Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre Shah Alam's director of public relations Florence Leong said that they had pulled back all EU products since Monday.

Eastin Hotel's food and beverage manager Mohd Yatim Ibrahim said the only EU product they used was cheese.

"We have ceased using them," he said.





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