Monday, October 6, 2008

Breaking News : 980 products in Malaysia tested safe

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 980 products manufactured by 34 companies have been verified as safe from melamine contamination.

The Health Ministry said yesterday the products included milk and milk products manufactured by Mead Johnson, Dumex, Nestle Manufacturing (M) Sdn Bhd, Fonterra Brands' (M) Sdn Bhd, Mamee Food Factory, Dutch Lady, Ace Canning Corporation, Maestro Swiss Food Sdn Bhd, Wyeth Malaysia, Malaysian Milk Sdn Bhd/Contra Enterprise, Glaxosmithkline, Abbott Laboratories, Yakult, Unilever, Snow Marketing Sdn Bhd and Novalac (M) Sdn Bhd.

The others are Blue Oasis (M) Sdn Bhd, Morinaga Milk Industry Co Ltd, Orient Europharma (M) Sdn Bhd, Cadbury Malaysia, Beryl's Chocolate and Confectionery Sdn Bhd, F&N Dairies (M) Sdn Bhd, AB Food & Beverages (Thailand) Ltd, F&N United Ltd, Thailand, Campbell Cheong Chan Sdn Bhd, Raviraj Sdn Bhd, Magic Food Sdn Bhd, Bun Guan Brothers Sdn Bhd, King's Creammaries Sdn Bhd, Country Farms Sdn Bhd, Esthetics International Group Bhd, Etika Dairies Sdn Bhd, Sejahtera United Sdn Bhd and Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd.

Apart from verification from the industry that the milk ingredients were not sourced from China, cereals, confectionaries, chocolates, milk and milk products produced by these companies were also tested by the Chemistry Department.

Some 540 seizures on products worth RM92,366 were carried out on suspected melamine-contaminated food products.
Sixteen samples that were found to be melamine-free are: Passion's Chocolate coated Wafer, Kraft's Oreo White Chocolate Wafer Stick, Wall's Mini Cornetto (chocomint and tiramisu flavoured), Wall's Moo Soft Cookie Sandwich, Dutch Lady 123 Honey, Frisolac infant formula, Wall's Mini Poppers (vanilla and strawberry flavoured), Nestle's Honey Stars, Nestle's Drumstick Mini (chocolate and vanilla flavoured), Wall's Soft Cookies Sandwich, Take One's Baby Bites and Baby Bites Carrot, King's Frutto's ice confection yogurt with peach, raisins and pineapple.

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