Tuesday, September 23, 2008


From the AVA website:

"'White Rabbit Creamy Candy' Found To Contain Melamime

AVA's latest laboratory findings show that the “White Rabbit Creamy Candy” (大白兔奶糖) from China is also contaminated with melamine. Consumers who have bought the affected products are advised not to consume them.

The latest test results bring the total number of milk and related products from China imported into Singapore that are found to be contaminated with melamine to three. The other two affected products are "Yili Brand" Choice Dairy Fruit Bar Yogurt Flavoured Ice Confection” and “Dutch Lady” brand of strawberry flavoured milk.

All the affected products have been recalled earlier. Since 19 Sep 08, AVA has suspended the import and sale of all milk and milk products from China. These products include milk, ice-cream, yoghurt, confectionery such as chocolates, biscuits and sweets as well as any other products containing milk from China as an ingredient.

Retailers and importers have been instructed to recall these products and withhold them from sale. AVA will not hesitate to prosecute any retailer or importer who fail to remove these products from their shelves. Under the Sale of Food Act, anyone found selling unwholesome food can be fined up to $10,000 and/or sentenced to three months jail, or both.

As a precaution, consumers are also advised not to consume any milk or milk products from China.

Consumers who have any queries can call AVA’s hotline at 63257625 during office hours (8.30 am – 6.00 pm, Monday – Friday).

Click here for pictures of the affected products."

Why the warning?

After 'dinner' I opened the fridge to get some fruits. This particular packet caught my eye...


(Ok, its not the officially banned product, but its a MADE IN CHINA product.)



Some facts about Melamine:

"Melamine is a metabolite of cyromazine, a pesticide. It is formed in the body of mammals who have ingested cyromazine...

...Melamine is sometimes unethically added to food products in order to increase the apparent protein content. Standard tests such as the Kjeldahl and Dumas tests estimate protein levels by measuring the nitrogen content, so they can be misled by adding nitrogen-rich compounds such as melamine...

...Ingestion of melamine may lead to reproductive damage, or bladder or kidney stones, which can lead to bladder cancer..."

Its time to do a stock-check...

Signing off...... Sooner or later, we is all going to exterminate our own kind......

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