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October 21, 2008

24 types of local biscuits get the all clear

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 9:18 am

NST: KUALA LUMPUR: Lovers of 24 types of local biscuits can once again munch on their favourites without fear.
Health Ministry Food Safety and Quality Division director Noraini Mohd Othman yesterday released a list of 24 types of biscuits made by Khong Guan and Khian Guan which are deemed safe for consumption.
They were tested for excessive amounts of melamine.
The Khong Guan products are 3+2 Orange Chocolate, 3+2 Vanilla Chocolate, Disney (mixed), Cocoa cream, Mega cream, Rusk, Sultana, Deli Cream, Crisps and Cream, Cho- colate Short Cake, Peanut Cream, Kris wheat biscuits, Crispy Finger, Oat cookies, Du- rian Cream, Tiramisu, Butter Coconut and Butter Cookies.
The Khing Guan products are Milk Short Cake, Rose Cream, Oat and Raisin, Coffee Cream, Banana Cream and Wafer Dark Cream.
And, in a statement yesterday, Munchy’s Food Industries Sdn Bhd chief executive officer C.K. Tan said that contrary to press reports their factory was not sealed. Health officials only “sealed” certain ingredients used in its biscuits.
“They are testing raw ingredients and a range of biscuits,” he said, adding that the factory in Batu Pahat was still producing wafers and wafer sticks.
“Our products are being tested by independent certification agencies abroad. We have received confirmation that the Munchy’s products tested so far are safe for consumption.”
A Bernama report on Sunday had said the Munchy’s factory in Johor was “sealed” for producing two types of biscuits that were said to contain excessive amounts of melamine by a Hong Kong government laboratory. The report gave the impression that the factory was shut down. In the report, Noraini was quoted as saying the two products would be tested for melamine.
She was commenting on a Reuters report that said excessive amounts of melamine had been found in Munchy’s Mini Crackers with Peanut Butter and Munchy’s Mini Crackers with Cheese Cream.

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