SANDAKAN July 30, 2011: Sandakan Municipal Council (SMC) president Datuk James Wong has called on the Health Department to check whether drinking straws were used for frying banana fritters.
Wong made the call during the SMC monthly meeting on Thursday where he said that SMC had received complaints from consumers that drinking straws were allegedly used to mix with the cooking oil to make the banana fritters more crispy.
The Health Department officers present at the meeting urged the complainants to take sample of the banana fritters to their department for analysis.
They said a portion of a drinking straw was found fried with the banana in Kota Kinabalu recently.
A teacher brought a sample to the Health Department for further checking.