I ate two products with melamine

I recently ate these 2 food that contains mild contents of melamine. I ate Julie’s Wheat Crackers and Julie’s Peanut Butter sandwich biscuit. They contain 0.7 to 0.26 ppm and 4.9 ppm to 23.4 ppm respectively. They won’t kill an adult but it sure doesn’t feel too good after I read that.

Julies Wheat Crackers

(Julie’s Wheat Crackers.)

Julies Peanut Butter sandwich biscuit

(Julie’s Peanut Butter sandwich biscuit.)

I generally feel that no one should be panicking like my mom. She thinks the world is going to end one day due to poisons in food. I corrected her by announcing, “the world will not end due to food poisoning; we’ll just poison our environment and we all die anyway.” I smirked. She gave me a confused look. “Well,” I sighed, “never mind.”

Here’s some information disseminated by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore:

What is melamine?

Melamine is a chemical rich in nitrogen that is used in making plastics, glues and whiteboards. It was implicated in the recent cases of contaminated milk and milk products from China.

Are milk and milk products in Singapore safe?

Milk and milk products sold in Singapore are safe for consumption.

AVA has suspended the import and sale of all milk and milk products from China since 19 September 2008. Retailers and importers have been instructed to recall these products and these products will be withheld from sale.

Local food manufacturers have also been instructed to cease the use of milk and milk products from China as ingredients. Consignments which have newly arrived or are on the way will also be withheld from sale.

Why is it that only the “Julie’s” brand of biscuits have been recalled?

As a precautionary measure, all “Julie’s” brand biscuits are required to be withdrawn from sale. This is because 12 of the 17 affected biscuits that were just detected are “Julie’s” brand of biscuits. (Source: AVA Singapore, PDF file)

Well anyway, if you do have one of these Julie’s biscuit, you are advise not to consume it, to see a full list of food that contain melamine, click on Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore’s the PDF link.

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