Myanmar delegation leaves for Malaysia to observe edible oil production chain

delega 72A delegation comprised of representatives from the governmental departments and edible oil dealers left for Malaysia on 14 December to observe production chain of edible oil in Malaysia.
The 53 members of the delegation are from representatives of the Myanmar Edible Oil Dealers’ Association led by Chairman U Myint Kyu, Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanmar Inspection and Testing Services Ltd (MITS) and Food Science and Technology Association (Myanmar).
Myanmar’s annual edible oil consumption has risen to over 1 million tons, according to the Myanmar Edible Oil Dealers’ Association.
Edible oil was imported mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia. However, the price of edible oil from Malaysia increased this year, and Myanmar imported oil from Indonesia, where the price is a bit cheaper than Malaysia.
Myanmar has imported only cloud point 8 and IODING 58 quality edible oil with the permission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To allow local people to get healthy edible oil at a fair price, a Myanmar-Malaysia Edible Oil Network workshop was held on 8 November at the Sule Shangri La hotel in Yangon. The workshop was jointly organized by the Myanmar Edible Oil Entrepreneurs Association and the Malaysia Edible Oil Council. — GNLM

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