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White Rabbit Creamy Candy” from China also tainted with melamine
Posted: 21 September 2008 2004 hrs
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) says its latest laboratory findings show that the “White Rabbit Creamy Candy” from China is also contaminated with melamine.
It advises consumers who have bought the affected product not to consume them.
The latest test results bring the total number of milk and related products from China imported into Singapore that are found to be contaminated with melamine to three.
The other two affected products are “Yili Brand” Choice Dairy Fruit Bar Yogurt Flavoured Ice Confection” and “Dutch Lady” brand of strawberry flavoured milk.
All the affected products have been recalled earlier.
Since September 19, AVA has suspended the import and sale of all milk and milk products from China.
These products include milk, ice-cream, yoghurt, confectionery such as chocolates, biscuits and sweets as well as any other products containing milk from China as an ingredient.
Retailers and importers have been instructed to recall these products and withhold them from sale.
As a precaution, consumers are also advised not to consume any milk or milk products from China.
AVA says it will not hesitate to prosecute any retailer or importer who fails to remove these products from their shelves.
Under the Sale of Food Act, anyone found selling unwholesome food can be fined up to $10,000 and/or sentenced to three months’ jail, or both.
Consumers who have any queries can call AVA’s hotline at 6325-7625 during office hours (8.30am-6pm, Monday-Friday).
First, it was Mai Ling luncheon meat and now, it’s White Rabbit creamy candy – these are household brands we grew up with and been eating since our grandparents’ time. Are we over alarmist as technology progresses or are the human bodies getting weaker? The older generations were okay eating these, why are we having problems?
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