Alert : Melamine-Cyanuric acid in milk, vegetables, meat – Malaysiakini

If you can read Bahasa Malaysia, do go over to Malaysiakini and read about melamine and cyanuric acid that can cause health problems when added into milk, vegetables and meat.

“Orang ramai hanya tahu tentang melamin, tiada sesiapapun bercakap tentang asid sianurik.

“Sebenarnya asid sianuriklah menjadi punca tersirat masalah keracunan makanan yang membunuh kanak-kanak di China,” kata timbalan dekan Fakulti Perubatan Universiti Malaya, Dr Mustafa Ali Mohd kepada Bernama.

According to the report, milk producers have added water to the milk and then, mask the protein content with melamine and cyanuric acid.

“Kehadiran melamin dalam susu adalah untuk menambahkan kandungan protein, tetapi hasil kajian kami menunjukkan susu turut mengandungi asid sianurik yang boleh menyebabkan sakit buah pinggang.

“Susu yang baik ada nutrien yang tinggi, apabila pengeluar susu
mencampurkkan air dalam susu semata-mata untuk mengaut keuntungan, mereka akan memasukkan melamin bagi mengimbangkan tahap nutrien agar tidak dikesan oleh pembeli.

“Penggunaan melamin ada tujuannya (menambahkan protein) tapi kami tidak faham kenapa asid sianurik dicampurkan dalam susu segar,” katanya.

According to wikipedia :

when cyanuric acid is administered together with melamine (which by itself is another low-toxicity substance), they may form extremely insoluble crystals,[10] leading to formation of kidney stones and potentially causing kidney failure and death — as evidenced in dogs and cats during the 2007 pet food contamination and in children during the 2008 Chinese milk scandal cases.

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2 thoughts on “Alert : Melamine-Cyanuric acid in milk, vegetables, meat – Malaysiakini

    moo_t

    (November 15, 2008 - 1:14 am)

    horrid

    moo_t

    (November 15, 2008 - 1:19 am)

    Cyanuric acid? It is not cheap.

    But its formal forms : urea, are cheap and easy to get.

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