Materia Medica Malaysiana

September 29, 2008

Dept confiscates 866 melamine-tainted items

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 10:05 am

NST: KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 866 food products suspected of containing melamine have been confiscated. The products were worth more than RM318,000 on the local market.
Health Ministry food quality and safety department director Noraini Mohd Othman said yesterday they included cereals worth RM2,284, solids worth RM6,469, confectionery worth RM236,099, chocolate products worth RM34,397 and milk worth RM39,492.
Until yesterday, the department had found that 994 food products from 35 companies were not affected by melamine.
Noraini said food samples had been taken and analysed by the Chemistry Department to ensure they were up to standard before being sold in the market.
The results of the analyses on 10 more product samples had been obtained, all of which adhered to the standard.
Consumers can contact the food safety and quality division at 03-88833655/ 88833503 / 88833652 and 88833500 between 8am and 9pm, including on public holidays.

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