Sunday, September 21

F.Y.I ...

For your information, the following items have been recalled due to China’s milk scandal:

  • M&M
  • Snickers
  • Mento’s Yoghurt Bottle
  • Dove Chocolate
  • Oreo Wafer Sticks
  • Dutchlady Sterilised Milk
  • Wall’s all natural mango
  • Mini Poppers Ice Cream
  • Magnum Ice Cream
  • Moo Sandwich Ice Cream
  • Mini Cornetto
  • Youcan Ice Cream

From Yahoo ...
"KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20, 2008 (AFP) - Malaysia's health ministry has banned all inflant formulas, milk and milk products from China to safeguard against poisoning by the toxic industrial chemical melamine..."

"BEIJING, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Asian countries are banning Chinese dairy products and foreign manufacturers are poised to benefit from China's tainted baby formula scandal, analysts say... "

From Taiwan News...
"Central News Agency ( 2008-09-22 )
The Department of Health (DOH) condemned

China Sunday for its delays in releasing critical information about the contamination of its milk supplies and announced a ban on imports of any products containing Chinese-made milk powder, dairy products and plant proteins until after China makes a necessary clarification on the incident."

In Singapore
Extract from zheliang "Feel the moment"

• Our Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has expanded its checks on milk and dairy products from China.
• In total, there are 19 dairy and milk products from China. Some famous ones include Magnum, Meiji, Walls ice cream, Rabbit milk candy, Monmilk and Yili Milk.
• There are no China-produced infant formula sold in Singapore
WARNING: Two made-in-China milk products have been found to be tainted with melamine
1) Yili Choice Dairy Fruit Bar Yogurt Flavoured Ice Confection
2) Dutch Lady Strawberry flavoured milk

Other suspected products
1) Condensed milk: Black and White Diamond
2) Liquid milk: Blancanube, Hotkid, Monmilk, Yili
3) Dairy cream: Gold Label, Topping Pride, Value Pride
4) Butter and ghee: Huo Guo Ye, Mu Ge, Phoon Huat
5) Milk candy: Milky Boy, Rabbit, The New Zealand Milk
6) Ice cream: Magnum, Meiji, Walls, Youcan

*For more info, click into "feel the moment"

What is melamine?
Melamine (aka tripolycyanamide) is a toxic chemical used in plastics, fertilizers and etc.
Melamine is an organic compound that is often combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a synthetic polymer which is fire resistant and heat tolerant. Melamine resin is a very versatile material with a highly stable structure. Uses for melamine include whiteboards, floor tiles, kitchenware, fire retardant fabrics, and commercial filters.Melamine can be easily molded while warm, but will set into a fixed form. This property makes it ideally suited to certain industrial applications.

What can melamine cause?
Consumption of melamine can cause reproductive damage, bladder and kidney stones. If not treated properly, it can lead to bladder cancer.

Symptoms of being affected
1) Running a fever of 39 'C
2) Babies crying constantly for no reason
3) Vomiting/ Nausea
4) Urinating problems

Click on 2008 Melamine Toxicity

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