Saturday, September 27, 2008

Better Safe Than Sorry

There's a big commotion here about foods containing Melamine, a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of resins, esp. melamine resins. Melamine by itself is nontoxic in low doses, but when combined with cyanuric acid it can cause fatal kidney stones. News about animal poisoning last year caused by contaminated pet food containing melamine was found in wheat gluten supplied by China. Now news about death due to contaminated milk poisoning was again traced back in China. Milk powder containing melamine has made thousands of infants ill and some others killed.

Now the government called back other dairy products and tested their contents. The result was positive that's why groceries and supermarkets removed the affected products from their store. I checked my gift baskets containing groceries just to make sure that none of them is on the list.

We as consumers must be aware of the list of foods that should not be consumed. This list was actually forwarded and emailed to me by my friend in Australia. It's not bad to take precautionary measures so we should avoid the list for now. Better safe than sorry I think.


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