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November 4, 2008

Melamine scare: RM3.28m worth of China food products banned

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 10:16 am

Star: KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has banned food products worth RM3.28mil from China due to the presence of melamine.
Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said 366,681kg of food products that contained melamine were banned under the Food Act 1983.
“Until October, 360 types of food products were tested to determine their level of melamine content while products like chocolate, vegetables and fruits imported from China were continuously being monitored.
“31 types of biscuits were also tested and later banned due to the presence of melamine-tainted additive, ammonium bicarbonate, a raising agent, imported from China,” he told reporters Tuesday after winding up of the debate on the Supply Bill 2009 for his Ministry here.
Liow said his Ministry conducts test at reputable labs in the country that are able to identify even a small quantity of melamine in products.

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