Love the White Rabbit creamy candy treat or Dutch Lady strawberry-flavoured milk? You might want to get rid of these products if you still have them at home, unless you want to put your health at risk.
Those who read or heard the news about the China milk scandal last week would have already been wise enough to abstain from any Chinese dairy products. So far, more than 50,000 babies were taken to the hospital and at least 3 deaths in China. Two have been diagnosed with kidney stones in Hong Kong.
The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) recalled three brands of dairy products to test for melamine contamination.
- Yi Li Choice Dairy Fruit Bar Yoghurt-Flavoured Ice Confection
- Dutch Lady strawberry-flavoured milk (in plastic bottles)
- White Rabbit creamy candies
Even though results have shown that the tested products contained very low amounts of the harmful chemical, AVA officials disposed almost 1,800 litres melamine-laced Yi Li frozen yoghurt bars into the incinerator yesterday.
What about the strawberry milk and creamy candy? A date has not been fixed yet to destroy the contaminated foods.
Consumers are also advised to be more alert and check food labels from now on whenever they visit the supermarket, especially when getting dairy products.
Eat safe! Prevention is always better than cure.