Melamine Alert : Singapore found Lotte Koala biscuits and Julie’s crackers contaminated too – Malaysiakini

According to Malaysiakini, Singapore found 17 types of biscuits from Malaysia to be tainted with melamine. Two of them are familiar names like Lotte Koala and Julie’s.

Singapore has discovered toxic chemical melamine in 20 more products from China and Malaysia, taking its total to 33, authorities said.

Three Chinese products and 17 biscuit items from Malaysia were found to contain melamine, the industrial chemical at the centre of a toxic milk scandal which has rocked China’s dairy sector.

The affected items include popular products such as Lotte Koala biscuits and Julie’s crackers, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a statement seen on its website on Saturday.

I have provided the link to the AVA website which includes the list of the biscuits. The document is in .pdf file and can be found here. The authority also provides a table of the tolerable levels an adult person and child consume. They give an indication of the number of packs we eat in a lifetime before we are affected. Very detail, huh?

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5 thoughts on “Melamine Alert : Singapore found Lotte Koala biscuits and Julie’s crackers contaminated too – Malaysiakini

    terence

    (October 25, 2008 - 4:56 pm)

    You mean the Singaporeans have to let us know our products contain melamine???

    Wuah!!! Our Health Ministry sleeping ar? WTF!!!

    azlina abd razak

    (October 25, 2008 - 5:05 pm)

    There are so many better things to be looked into despite arresting a six year old girl and ladies.Good job Albar!Keep up the good work.He (Albar) should be granted the most highet recognition in Malaysia “TUN”.
    The present govt of Malaysia is ignoring its basic needs of the people.Now we know why is the cancer rate is getting higher and higher each year in Malaysia.

    anak_perelih

    (October 25, 2008 - 7:26 pm)

    BTW….. look at the “amount daily over a lifetime” column in the table…. nobody is eating that much in a day…..

    susu cina

    (October 27, 2008 - 2:10 am)

    wah, boleh sue ka? sudah makan sejak lahir o, so how?

    Vince

    (October 31, 2008 - 12:20 pm)

    It is reported the amount of Melamine used in Julie’s biscuits are comparatively low. Consume in low amount and it shouldn’t pose a hazardous health risk.

    http://health.asiaone.com/Health/Eat%2BRight/Story/A1Story20081024-96130.html

    Don’t panic, and do not succumb to media sensationalism, lest our lives be controlled by the culture of fear.

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