Friday, September 19, 2008

Singapore Banned China Dairy Products

Singapore had finally banned milk products from China since the report of melamine being found in some of the brands of milk powder. The tainted milk powder had caused deaths and illness in many babies. Thus, all milk products such as milk or dairy based products like the ice cream and beverage are being taken off the shelves as a precautionary measure, with immediate effect.

The record of children who have become ill from consuming these milk products are at 6,244 and as many as 158 of these children are suffering from acute kidney failure. So far there has been four deaths.

Melamin is a chemical that is used for making plastics. Children's cups, bowls and plates are made from melamine too.

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