Why Food Packaging Doesn’t List Exact Measurements for Each Ingredient

Did you ever notice that food products manufactured in Malaysia do not list all the exact measurements of all the ingredients on the packaging?  Consumers, those who run restaurants, and others in the various food industry realms of Malaysia may wonder the reason for this. Let’s look at some facts to enlighten you about this case. Regulations are more concerned about prohibited foods as a whole Regulations are more concerned about banned foods in Malaysian export market and the internal selling market than about the listing of the ingredients measurement on the product’s packaging. The premise seems to be that as long as the food is safe and legal, complying with set forth laws; then all exact measurements are not required to be listed. There’s exception of course, as the legislation determine that certain food products must list its ingredients measurement. It is left up to the consumer to decide if he or she wants to eat or sell products It is the premise that it is left up to the consumer to decide if he or she wants to eat or sell food products in Malaysia, even if all the exact ingredients are not listed on the packaging of the food products.  The consumer can at least read the ingredients to see what he or she is consuming or selling to others. After people consume the products, they will know if they want to continue to eat them or sell them on a regular basis; based on quality, nutrition, and taste. So consumer knowledge and experience regarding food items play a key role here. Though all the exact...

Supermarket Surprises – 10 Things You Never Knew About Supermarkets

A supermarket by its name alone implies a place where you can buy all your perishable needs like food and toiletries. The scent of freshly baked bread and fresh fruits greet you when you enter the main shopping area. You pay little attention to the layout. The feel of cold air coming out of the ventilation and air conditioning system appeals to you more than the store layout. If you are a weekly shopper, you come to this familiar place to buy the usual stuff and perhaps pick out a few items on impulse. Your regular trek to the supermarket has made you unmindful of the uncanny tactics that lure you into buying more than you came for. There are practices used in supermarkets to influence the buying habits of customers. Read on to pick up insightful information about supermarkets. 10 Things You Never Knew About Supermarkets  Shopping carts are intentionally made super-sized. The bigger the space, the more you’ll buy. Shopping carts are not cleaned and disinfected. Handles are unsanitary with the multitude of hands touching and gripping them every day. The check-out counter lanes are designed to be narrow. Space leaves little elbow room to return or leave items in case customers have a change of mind. Magazines, choco candies and batteries adorn racks immediately before the check-out counters as a way to seduce customers into buying them while waiting in line. Branded items are strategically displayed at the end of aisles which are the prime locations in the supermarket. Distributors pay fees to reserve slots for their branded products in these endcap displays. Customers are bombarded...

4 Must-Eat Foods in Kota Kinabalu

  A trip to Kota Kinabalu (KK) is not enough until you’ve tasted some of the best dishes this coastal city has to offer. While KK is famous for its seafood, there are also other amazing non-seafood dishes you need to try. Here are 4 must-eat dishes you need to order when you’re in KK.       Fish Noodle It’s probably one of the most authentic, local dish people can get in KK. The thick noodles are made from fish paste. It is served drenched in a clear broth that is just as flavorful. There is one catch, though. Fish noodle often sells out quickly so people need to get it as early as 8 o’clock in the morning. Many tourists who come to KK never get the chance to taste it because they sell out fast.       Bak Kut Teh It’s not seafood but it’s a must-try when you’re in KK. Bak kut teh is a hearty meat dish where big chunks of pork are stewed in a rich, aromatic broth that has cloves, garlic, fennel seeds, star anise, cinnamon and coriander. It is also known as a “pork rib soup.” For people who don’t eat or like pork, bak kut teh also has beef, mutton and even ostrich meat variants. Best eaten with steaming white rice but it can also be eaten with you tiao, which is a type of savory dough fritters. One order usually serves 3 to 4 people. It’s a great dish to order for family-style meals.       Baked Fish And Lemon Risotto While KK offers a great variety...