Supermarkets To Be Screened For China Milk Based Products
BENTONG, Sept 23 (Bernama) -- Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said checks will be made on supermarkets and shops to screen for milk based products from China."Whether it is purely milk, or any kind of food like cookies which contain dairy milk from China will be checked and samples taken for the Chemistry Department to analyse."Cooperation from the wholesalers, consumers and related parties are needed. We are very concerned about the health of consumers and do not want it to cost lives," he said after giving Aidilfitri aid to the poor here Tuesday.No time frame was given for the checks to be conducted.Liow said the checks were necessary as Singapore health authorities had found melamine in "White Rabbit Creamy Candy".
He said the government would not compromise and would seize milk based products from China to protect children from products tainted with melamine.Melamine is an industrial material used in the manufacturing of plastic and fertiliser.Rich in nitrogen, it could raise the protein level when mixed with milk. It is prohibited in food production.
White Rabbit? macam pernah dengar.......
Melamine? pun macam pernah dengar.... (pinggan/mangkuk?)
(to get and post a full/complete list of products tainted.)