Thursday, October 16, 2008

Melamine hysteria #4

As of 9/10, another 3 products have been incriminated in the melamine scandal. The lowest melamine of the 3 products was 21.4 ppm in Cadbury's Choclairs. So far, we still have no idea how many have been tested and passed. The lowest melamine in all the incriminated products (so far 13 such products) still stands at 8.1 ppm (Silang - House of Steamed Potato - Potato & Tomato Cracker). So far we also have no idea what level of melamine is deemed acceptable by the AVA (Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority). They have been gloriously and majestically silent.

Meanwhile Vietnam has said (today's TODAY) some Pokka products made in Singapore are contaminated, but AVA says "test products manufactured by Pokka in Singapore....have been found to be satisfatory."

....sigh....why can't AVA just come clean and be a bit more transparent about what they are doing...??

For the uninitiated, 1 ppm = 1 mg/kg. Generally accepted minimum levels tolerated in food products is 2.5 ppm.

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