Melamine found in biscuit; 34 products hurdle test


THE Bureau of Food and Drugs yesterday said it found a fourth product, Lotte Strawberry Snack KOALA biscuit, positive for melamine.

It cleared 34 other products in the fifth batch of results it has so far released. BFAD has conducted tests on 144 products in the past three weeks and is testing around 50 more.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has said the agency was trying to complete the tests before the weekend.

The three others earlier found positive were Jollycow Slender High Calcium Low Fat Milk (more calcium & Vitamin D, 1 liter), Greenfood Yili Fresh Milk and Mengniu Drink.

The cleared products are Arla Instant White Milk Powder Milex 126, Baby Sucker Candy (Smart Plastic Mfg.), Baina Watch Milk Candy, Bainapie Coolmilk Bean, Barbie Milk Candy, Call and Text Candy (Smart Plastic Mfg.), Chang’s Chin Tai Chang Square Cookies, Changtai Food Lollipop Candy, Chaozhou-Zhancui Original Butter Scoth Classic Candy;

Cow’s Head Skimmed Milk Powder (Spray dried process), Dairy Cow Instant Whole Milk Powder, Dongguan Bairong Strawberry Biscuit, Dongguan HSU-CHI Orange Sandwich Cookies, Duke’s Choco Crunch Bar, Erko Marshmallows (Dairy Milk Flavor Filling), Galaxy Sweetened Milk Powder, and H&Y (Healthy & Young) Jollybee Eat & Drink Candy (orange flavor);

Jiayuan Shuang Le Tong Candy, Jollycow Sterilized Milk, Khong Guan Custard Cream Biscuit, Khong Guan Marie Biscuit, Lotte Nidoo Skimmed Milk Powder, MC Nation Confectionary Milky Beans Candy, Milk Land Milk Powder (Sweet Cream Buttermilk Powder), Orion “It’s Now” Custard Cream Cake, Palma Commercial Skimmed Milk Powder, Permen Ancka Rasa Buah Candy Granules;

Red Bull Skimmed Milk Powder, Sam’s Super Man Milk Candy, Strange Biscuit of Common Song/Guava Cookies, Sweetworld Almo Milk Powder Bottle, The New Zoland Company Omilk Bonbon Yogurt Milk Soft Drops (Original Taste), Tiwi Banana Split Chocolate, and Vitasoy Malted Soya Bean Milk.

The government late last month imposed a ban on milk and milk products from China where some 54,000 persons were downed by milk contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical used in the manufacture of plastic products. – Gerard Naval(Malaya)

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