October 10, 2008 at 12:44 PM #91625
Mga ka GB pa check/review lang po ang postni amigang POI regarding sa melamine.. maging aware lang po tabi kita sa mga piga pakaon/piga painom sa mga aki ta… salamat..
God Bless us!!
October 10, 2008 at 12:27 PM #91624
2008 Chinese milk scandal
In September 2008, several companies were implicated in a scandal involving milk and infant formula which had been adulterated with melamine, leading to kidney stones and other renal failure, especially among young children. By 22 September, nearly 53,000 people had become ill, with more than 12,800 hospitalizations and four infant deaths.
Melamine may have been added to fool government protein content tests after water was added to fraudulently dilute the milk. Because of melamine’s high nitrogen content (66% by mass versus approx. 10-12% for typical protein), it can cause the protein content of food to appear higher than the true value. Officials estimate that about 20 percent of the dairy companies tested in China sell products tainted with melamine.
Testing for melamine and cyanuric acid in food
Until the 2007 pet food recalls, melamine had not routinely been monitored in food, except in the context of plastic safety or insecticide residue. This could be due to the previously assumed low toxicity of melamine, and the relatively expensive methods of detection.
Because melamine resin is often used in food packaging and tableware, melamine at ppm level (1 part per million) in food and beverage has been reported due to migration from melamine-containing resins. Small amounts of melamine have also been reported in foodstuff as a metabolite product of cyromazine, an insecticide used on animals and crops.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a test method for analyzing cyromazine and melamine in animal tissues.  In 2007, the FDA began using a high performance liquid chromatography test to determine the melamine, ammeline, ammelide, and cyanuric acid contamination in food. Another procedure is based on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
October 10, 2008 at 12:18 PM #91623
EXPIRED MILK CONFISCATED
EXPIRED MILK CONFISCATEDHealth Secretary Francisco T. Duque III leads the confiscation of expired milk at a warehouse in Baesa, Quezon City. Earlier, Duque revealed that 28 milk products were cleared by the Bureau of Food and Drugs for melamine contamination. How ever, Greenfood Yili Fresh Milk (in chinese charecter) and Mengniu Drinks tested positive for melemine. (Paking R.)
List of MIlk & Milk Products found negative of melamine as of 03 October 2008 include:
Anchor Lite Milk, Anlene High Calcium Low Fat Milk, Bear Brand Instant, Chichok Milk Chocolate, Farmland Skim Milk, Jinwei Drinks, Jolly Cow Pure Fresh Milk, Kiddie Soya, Milk Egg Delight, Lactogen 1 DHA Infant Formula, M&M Peanut Chocolate Candies, Milk boy, Nestogen 2 DHA Follow-up Formula, Nestogen 3 DHA Follow-Up Formula, Nido 3+ Prebio with DHA, Nido Full Cream Milk Powder, Nido Junior, No- Sugar Chocolate of Isomaltooligosaccharide, Nutri-Express Milk Drink, PURA UHT Fresh Milk, Snickers Fresh Roasted in Caramel & Soft Nougatin Thick Milk Chocolate, Vitasoy Soya Bean Milk, Wahaha Orange, Want-Want Milk Drink (Red Can), Windmil Skim Milk Powder, Yinlu Milk Peanut, Yogee. Yoghurt Flavor Milk Drink
October 10, 2008 at 12:16 PM #91622
Duque reveals second batch list of other milk products tested by BFAD
Duque reveals second batch list of other milk products tested by BFAD Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today released the second batch list of milk and milk products tested by the Bureau of Food and Drugs. Of the 22 samples tested, only one product, JollyCow Slender High Calcium Low Fat Milk (more calcium and vitamin D) in a one liter package, tested positive for melamine.
The 21 milk products which were negative of melamine include: Anmum Materna Milk Powder (Chocolate Flavor) 400g, Bear Brand Choco 300g, Bear Brand Sterilized Milk 200ml, Cadbury Choclairs, Carnation Calcium Plus Non-Fat Milk Powder, Klim Instant Full Cream Milk Powder, Milo Chocolate Bar 40g, Monmilk Breakfast Milk Walnut Milk Beverage, Monmilk High Calcium Low Fat Milk 1 liter, Monmilk Deluxe Pure Milk, Nestle Chocolate-Flavored Ice Cream, Nestle Dairy Farm Pure Milk, Nestle Fresh Milk 1 liter, Nestle Kit Kat, Nestle Milk Chocolate 40g, Nestle Pops Ice Cream, Nestle Vanilla-Flavored Ice Cream, Nestogen 1 DHA(now Nestogen One), Nesvita Cereal Milk Drink, Nutri-Express Milk Drink (Green Apple Flavor) 500ml, and Prime Roast Instant Nutritious Cereal 28
http://portal.doh.gov.ph/node/2106 as of today October 11, 2008
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