19 Sept 2008
SINGAPORE'S Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has expanded its checks on milk and dairy products from China for melamine contamination.
The AVA said there are 19 dairy and milk products from China sold here. Among them are well-known products such as Magnum, Meiji and Walls ice cream, Rabbit milk candy, and Monmilk and Yili milk.
There is no China-produced infant formula or milk powder available on shelves in Singapore; however, manufacturers here do use un-branded milk powder and other dairy products made in China, the AVA said.
This is cause for concern for us Malaysians and Singaporeans. I have checked the internet, and so far, there has not been any news about Malaysian use of China dairy products. It doesn't mean we don't use it here in Malaysia either. It just means, there's no news of it.
The best thing is to avoid any dairy you can't trust it's origin. Better yet, eat raw food. Worried your kids are not getting enough fat? Let them have coconut milk (santan). Sesame seed has very high calcium which is believed to be better absorbed in the stomach than the calcium in cow's milk.
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ps please inform your friends of this article. I'm sure they would be very concerned about what dairy they are using right now.