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Friday, September 26, 2008

MELAMINE TAINTED PRODUCT (CHINA PRODUCTS)

Some one was emailing me about this info... please read carefully maybe it may help you.

Beware of the following products using
melamine contaminated milk from

China(source: From S'PORE )

Products Recalled - Melanine Contaminated

BRAND II ITEM DESC

1 BAIRONG GRAPE CREAM CRACKERS

2 DOVE H/NUT ALM & RAISIN CHOC

3 DOVE HAZELNUT CHOC

4 DOVE MILK CHOCOLATE

5 Dreyers Choc Cake Ice Cream 887ml

6 Dreyers Choc Cake Ice Cream 887ml

7 Dreyers Cookie & Cream Ice Cream 887ml

8 Dreyers Cookie & Cream Ice Cream 887ml

9 Dreyers Mint Chip Ice Cream 887ml

10 Dreyers Mint Chip Ice Cream 887ml

11 Dreyers Rocky Road Ice Cream 887ml

12 Dreyers Rocky Road Ice Cream 887ml

13 Dreyers Strawberry Ice Cream 887ml

14 Dreyers Strawberry Ice Cream 887ml

15 Dreyers Toast Almond Ice Cream 887ml

16 Dreyers Toast Almond Ice Cream 887ml

17 Dreyers Vanilla Ice Cream 887ml

18 Dreyers Vanilla Ice Cream 887ml

19 DUTCH LADY STER M LF BANANA

20 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF PLAIN

21 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF CHOC

22 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF SBERRY

23 DUTCH LADY STER M LF HNYDEW

24 DUTCH LADY STER M LF HNYDEW

25 DUTCH LADY STER MILK PLAIN

26 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF CHOC

27 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF SBERRY

28 DUTCH LADY STER M LF BANANA

29 FIRST CHOICE CALCIUM SESAME CRACKERS

30 FIRST CHOICE CALCIUM SALTINE CRACKERS

31 FIRST CHOICE CALCIUM S ONION CRACKERS

32 FIRST CHOICE CALCIUM SEAWEED CRACKERS

33 GINBIS PARTY ANIMAL BUTTER BISC

34 GINBIS PARTY ANIMAL SEAWEED BIS

35 GINBIS PARTY ANIMAL CNUT

36 GINBIS ANIMAL BISCUIT

37 Koala Cocoa Biscuit 40g

38 Koala Cocoa Biscuit 40g

39 KRAFT OREO WAFER STICKS 18S

40 KRAFT OREO WAFER STICKS 5S

41 KRAFT OREO W/STICK WH CHOC 18S

42 KRAFT OREO W/STICK WH CHOC 5S

43 Lotte Koala Cocoa Funpack 210g

44 Lotte Koala Cocoa Funpack 210g

45 M & M Chocolate Peanut 200g

46 M & M Chocolate Peanut 200g

47 M&M CHOC CANDIES PLAIN%

48 M&M CHOC CANDIES PEANUT%

49 M&M CHOC CANDIES-PLAIN

50 M&M CHOC CANDIES-PEANUTS

51 M&M FUNSIZE MILK

52 M&M FUNSIZE PEANUT

53 M&M Chocolate Candies Plain 200g

54 M&M Chocolate Candies Plain 200g

55 MEIJI UJIKINTOKI 2978

56 MEIJI UMAKABO CHOCOLATE

57 MEIJI FAMILY PACK-GREEN TEA

58 MEIJI CHESTNUT & REDBEAN

59 MENTOS BOTTLE YOGHURT PROMO PK

60 MENTOS BOTTLE YOGHURT

61 Monmilk BREAKFAST MILK MALT

62 Monmilk BREAKFAST MILK WALNUT 6S

63 Monmilk BREAKFAST MILKMALT 6S

64 Monmilk CHOCOLATE MILK 6S

65 Monmilk COFFEE MILK 6S

66 Monmilk HI CAL LOW FAT

67 Monmilk HI CAL LOW FAT MILK

68 Monmilk HI CAL LOW FAT MILK 6S

69 Monmilk HI CAL MILK

70 Monmilk HI CAL MILK 6S

71 Monmilk MILK DELUXE 12S

72 Monmilk PURE MILK

73 Monmilk PURE MILK

74 Monmilk PURE MILK 6S

75 Monmilk BREAKFAST MILK WALNUT

76 NABISCO IN A BISKIT CHICKEN

77 NESTLE NES D/STICK MINI VANILLA

78 NESTLE NES DISTICK MINI CHOCO

79 NESTLE MILK & BERRY STARS CRL

80 NO FRILLS WAFER BLUEBERRY

81 NO FRILLS WAFER CHOCOLATE

82 NO FRILLS WAFER PEANUT

83 Orion Fresh Pie 138g

84 Orion Fresh Pie 138g

85 Orion Tiramisu 138g

86 Orion Tiramisu 138g

87 PEI TIAN CREAM BISCUIT

88 Rabbit Milk Sweet 150g

89 SILANG NATURAL OAT CRACKER

90 Snicker Candies Funsize 240g

91 Snicker Candies Funsize 240g

92 SNICKERS PEANUT CHOCOLATE%

93 SNICKERS SNACKSIZE BARS PNUT 5

94 TAKE ONE BABY BITES 24S

95 TAKE ONE BABY BITE CK VG

96 TAKE ONE BABY BITE CARROT

97 Vitasoy Chocolate Drink 4s 125ml

98 Vitasoy Chocolate Drink 4s 125ml

99 Vitasoy Melon Soya Bean Milk 4s 125ml

100 Vitasoy Melon Soya Bean Milk 4s 125ml

101 Vitasoy Q Soya Milk 4s 125ml

102 Vitasoy Q Soya Milk 4s 125ml

103 WANT WANT MILK CANDY

104 Want Want Flavoured Milk 250ml

105 Yili Hi Cal Low Fat Milk 1L

106 Yili Hi Cal Low Fat Milk 6s 250ml

107 Yili Hi Cal Milk 1L

108 Yili Hi Cal Milk 6s 250ml

109 Yili Pure Milk 1L

110 Yili Pure Milk 6s 250ml

111 Youcan Masterbean Multipack

112 Youcan Passion Multipack

113 Youcan Silk Sliced and Passion Strawberry

114 Youcan Stawberry Multipack

115 Youcan Traditional Sesame Multipack 4s

116 Youcan Unusual Multipack 4s

Parents,

Fyi........what Melamine can do to your children...............

I am sure a lot of parents are anxious about the issue of Melamine poisoning and want to know how to find out if their children are suffering from Melamine poisoning.

So this is just a short post to let you all know a little more about what is going on and what to do.

What is Melamine and how did it get into our food products?

Melamine is a chemical that they use to make plastics. I remember that we used to have unbreakable plates and bowls that were made with Melamine and they are still being used in a lot of places today. Melamine as a plastic is very safe, but it becomes a problem when it is eaten.

Because Melamine is high in nitrogen, unscrupulous people have added it to milk which have been diluted with water in order to fool the detection devices into thinking that it is normal milk. This is because the devices do not actually detect protein itself, but the nitrogen content in the protein. So when the milk farmers sell their milk to the middlemen, these middlemen dilute the milk with water and add Melamine so that they can sell more volume of milk to the big producers like Sanlu. These producers then sell their milk products to make things like infant formula, chocolates, ice cream etc.

In Singapore , the AVA has positively detected Melamine in 3 products so far. These are:

I think we might be seeing more product warnings as the AVA conducts their check. As a precaution, they have also started to recall food products which use China sourced milk as one of their ingredients. These can be anything from chocolates, candies, yoghurt etc. It would be wise to avoid these products until the dust settles.

How to know if my child is affected by Melamine Poisoning?

Melamine affects mainly the kidneys because it is mainly excreted by the kidneys. So when high levels of Melamine are eaten, they start to precipitate in the kidneys causing kidney stones. The usual symptoms of kidney stones are pain in the back and sometimes blood in the urine.

Sometimes, melamine can also cause Acute Renal Failure (ARF) which is probably the cause of death in those infants in China . ARF is usually diagnosed with a blood test which is done because the patient is very sick and is admitted to hospital. There are really no concrete signs but you might notice that the child is very sick and vomiting constantly and the urine output might be very much reduced. At any rate, most parents can tell when there is something very wrong with their child and should just bring them to see the doctor.

Do note that you do have to take a moderate amount of Melamine it starts to become a problem. So in China , it was the infants who have been fed daily with tainted infant formula over several months who are affected. If you just drank a bottle of Dutch Lady Strawberry milk or had one Yili fruit bar, it should not cause any problems so there is no point in worrying about it too much. In doubt, please check with your doctor.

Conclusion

It would be wise to avoid any product that contains milk that has been sourced from China at the moment. However, you should not be too concerned if you or your child has taken only a small amount of any of the 3 products listed. If on the other hand, your child has been taking, say, the Dutch Lady Strawberry milk in large amounts over several months, then it may be prudent to bring him to the doctor who might do an X-ray and blood test for the child.

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