Sunday, September 21, 2008

Made in China

As per the News, more than 6,200 infants have become sick and 4 babies have died after being fed melamine*-laced baby formula.

Have received several SMS today regarding the contaminated dairy product, if the SMS were true, I'd have been poisoned because I've consumed 4 out of the 13 items mentioned in the SMS during the past 30 days.

According to AVA website, it has suspended the import and sale of all dairy product from China - including milk, ice cream, yogurt, confectionery such as chocolates, biscuits and candies. It was mentioned that AVA will not hesitate to prosecute any retailer and importer who fail to remove these items from the shelves. Under the Sale of Food Act, anyone found selling unwholesome food can be fined up to $10,000 and/or sentenced to 3 mths jail, or both. - Source : AVA

Glad to know that Singapore Gov't has reacted to it promptly and is doing it's best to protect the citizen's health. However, that's not all about China, after the tainted baby milk, now the toxic chair from China. Obviously chair is not for oral consumption, so how does it affect your health? To find out more > Source : The Seattle Times

Well, damage is done, heart is broken, the incident will definitely affect people's trust towards China's product. I'll be more careful with my choices from now on.

*Melamine - a toxic industrial chemical that can cause kidney stones and lead to kidney failure. It has no nutritional value but is high in nitrogen, making products with it appear higher in protein. Suppliers trying to cut costs are believed to have added it to watered-down milk to cover up the resulting protein deficiency. -
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