The following sms has been making it’s rounds via Singapore mobile phone network. It goes like this:
Pls help to sms to others – FYI, the following items hve been recalled due 2 china’s milk situation. This is real. M&M’s, snickers, mento’s yoghurt bottle, dove choc, oreo wafer sticks, monmilk, dutchlady sterilised milk, wall’s all natural mango, mini poppers ice cream, magnum ice cream, moo sandwich ice cream, mini cornetto n youcan ice cream. We’ve been asked by ava 2 remove them from our stores. If u hve any of these items in yr hse don’t eat them
While it is true that AVA has stop the import and sale of China made dairy products due to tainted milk situation in China, it does not mean that all china dairy products are tainted with melamine.
Based on AVA’s test and findings so far, only 3 products sold in Singapore are tainted with the chemical melamine.
ï¿½Yili Brandï¿½ Choice Dairy Fruit Bar Yogurt Flavoured Ice Confection
ï¿½Dutch Ladyï¿½ brand of strawberry flavoured milk (manufactured in China)
“White Rabbit Creamy Candyï¿½
The rest of the China made milk or milk related products are recalled as a precautionary measure only.
As a precautionary measure, AVA is also suspending the import and sale of all milk and milk products from China with immediate effect. Retailers and importers have been instructed to recall these products and these products will be withheld from sale until they have cleared the necessary tests.
Fear Playing Tricks
So while the SMS may be factually true, our fear is playing havoc with our minds.
I’ve been hearing many different versions of “milk scare” from “All china made products are tainted” to “All dutch ladies milk are tainted” to “All China products are tainted”.
This post is here to clarify that only 3 products have been identified as tainted so far and the rest are unknown. IF you see a dutch ladies milk still in the supermarket, check if it’s made elsewhere.
I’ll update this post as more information comes by.
- Tainted batch destroyed (Updated 23rd Sept 08)
- For Those Who Are Wondering Why Some Dutch Lady Dairy Product Are Still On The Shelves
- AVA Says Melamine Level Detected Is Very Low Compared To China (Updated 24th Sept 08)
- AVA Detected Another Two Flavoured Milk And Three Confectioneries With Melamine (Updated 24th Sept 08)