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Isinisulong ni AKO Bicol partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe ang pagpasa ng isang batas na magbabawal sa patitinda at pagtitingi ng recycled cooking oil.
“Carcinogens are found in cooking oil as well as other dangerous toxins that may result to hypertension, damage to the liver, and increase of risks in acquiring diseases”, sabi ni Batocabe.
“Although it is cheaper than brand new cooking oil, its dangers posed to the health of the consumers will have a long-lasting impact to their well-being”, dagdag pa niya.
Itinutulak ni Batocabe ang pagpasa ng House Bill 814 na pending ngayon sa House Committee on Health.
Sa ilalim ng HB 814, papatawan ng multang mula P10,000 hanggang P50,000 ang sinumang magbebenta ng recycled cooking oil for human consumption.
“Used cooking oil shall only be permitted in the hands of accredited retailers. As such, the Department of Trade and Industry will be instructed to formulate the Implementing Rules and Regulations to operationalize the policy,” pahayag ni Batocabe. (Charissa M. Luci)