BRIEF - Rangoon Municipality to help with food safety inspections

Rangoon Municipality announced that private businesses will be able to get food safety inspections to ensure that the cooking oils and dyes used in food are not toxic, at a small fee. Two litres of cooking oil can be tested and a result will be rendered within a week for the price of 30,000 kyat (US$30); and food, placed in a clean plastic bag, can be checked for 10,000 kyats. Rangoon Municipality will also help with checking for dangerous amounts of lead in battery, paint and toiletries businesses.