31 October 2008 (Part III)
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently in Brunei for an official visit. Here are pictures of HRH Prince Charles and Camilla, courtesy of the Information Department (Infofoto) website.
“We have also requested that they voluntarily recall the rest of the products (the remaining 29),” said Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai.
Asked if they had agreed to do so, Liow said: “Yes, they are very responsive. They are all responsible companies.”
The 18 biscuit products were found to have melamine in excess of the permissible 2.5mg/kg or 2.5 parts per million (ppm).
Liow said the Ministry had traced the source of the melamine to ammonium bicarbonate imported by both manufacturers from China.
“Results from our tests found that Khong Guan biscuits contained 33.4ppm while Khian Guan contained 508ppm,” he said.
As such, Liow had banned the import of ammonium bicarbonate from China, placing the substance under Level 6 Examination (Auto Rejection), while ammonium bicarbonate from other countries were placed under Level 4 Examination (Surveilance Examination) under the Food Safety Information of Malaysia (FoSIM).Hmmm... doesn't that worry you? And according to the report, there is actually a permitted amount of melamine in food products? Doesn't that mean that we have all been eating melamine all this time, without knowing?