Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Are they really safe?

Looks like the Melamine alert has died out. Most of us are pretty convinced that the dairy products in this country are entirely free from contamination, except for those really delicious white rabbit creamy candy which most of us loved.

Honestly, I am still sceptical about the so-called “all clear” given by our very own Ministry of Health. I remember 2 years ago, there were news report saying bread in our market has got some toxic and it was given the “all-clear” within a number of days. It just doesn’t quite make sense, to me at least.

Besides lacking confidence in them, I am also rather reserve about the quality of our food, generally speaking. Make no mistake; melamine was found in milk products in China not because it was discovered by the health officials. It was discovered because babies there started falling sick and they arrived at the common source, their diet.

But then again, you can't blame the health officials. Why?

Say, if you send your blood to the lab for test, they probably test for your kidney function, liver function, cholesterol, cancer marker and so on and so forth. Nobody in the world will test your blood for say… sperm. Because it just doesn’t make sense. But could there be sperm in our blood? Who knows?

Similarly, when they send the milk for contamination test, the health officials would most probably check for bacteria, fungus or virus. They might just check for human sperm just in case someone got too excited while milking the cows’ tits. But no one in the world will test milk for the presence of melamine.

It was only where people starting to fall sick that melamine contamination was detected. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I read in
this blog that the famous (and delicious) Ma-Ling luncheon meat has been banned in Singapore as cancer-causing antibiotic was found in it.

Well, would you agree with me if I say quite a number of foodstuff in our shelves, particularly those processed ones, have got some form of dangerous substance or another? It may be clear from virus, fungus, bacteria or cancer-causing antibiotics, but what about a whole lot of other harmful chemicals?

How sure are we that if they were to test for melamine, mercury or some other toxic in say… our bread and it’s 100% free? After all, prior to this, no one in the world expect to find melamine in milk.

P/S: Don’t worry, I don’t think the milk you drink contains sperm.

17 comments:

myop101 said...

oh no...not another of my fav food!

sigh... i think it is best i just die now since more and more of my fav food deemed dangerous/hazardous/cancer causing...

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

hahaha ;-) Sperm would be safer than melamine...even if it had any taint of HIV in it. After a few hours, HIV dies outside the body and sperm is just sugar, protein, and varying amounts of an ammonia compound...

ShadowFox said...

Maling is still selling in Malaysia.

The STORE carries it mostly.


Giant and the Store carries a LOT of China stuff.

CK said...

oh.... but the "ng chan yuk" nowadays not as good as those when i was small kid. just not tat tasty anymore.

Zuraida said...

hahahaha.
milk containing sperms!!!that's a good one!

leyaw said...

All food consumed today will be contaminated with a minute amount of harmful material. It will be too expensive if not impossible to produce food that is 100% free of dangerous/harmful/toxic elements which is why we have laws that allows for a permissible level of these substance.

With so many of the processed food these days being produced in less developed countries which has a weak law enforcement regarding safety of food, its inevitable that crisis like this will surface from time to time. The safest way is to avoid processed food or better still grow your own food

Seaqueen said...

Damn! I love this luncheon meat. Another one gone, right after those rabbit sweets too.

Terra Shield said...

I'm very upset about the white rabbit sweets. They were one of my favourites.

Anyway, I agree with your point... it's impossible for them to detect melamine in the milk since it's not supposed to be there in the first place. This whole issue is seriously very upsetting, especially with all the babies suffering at such a young age. Ugh... businesses can be so unscrupulous at times!

Huei said...

DAMMITT!! now i wana eat luncheon meat! >.<

i cant find that anymore here..they banned it too?

zewt said...

myop101 - hahaha... siew yok still ok mah.

Alan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy - ammonia aint that good though, no?

shadowfox - i no longer have faith in china stuff.

CK - cos you're not eating pork... u just dunno what you're eating.

zuraida - you'll never know.

leyaw - well said. i think this is what the bible say... u reap what you sew... if u want cheap things, something has gotta give.

seaqueen - eat more healthy stuff lah.

terra shield - that's the direction of our world. best... grow our own vege.

huei - dont think so. think i will try to stay off can food as much as possible.

evelynholic said...

"They might just check for human sperm just in case someone got too excited while milking the cows’ tits." omg.... grossness

Seaqueen said...

Yes boss. I'm trying to.

KittyCat said...

Easy...just don't eat anything processed and we SHOULD be OK.

Btw, the melamine was discovered by Fonterra (NZ) but they kept quiet about it!

I think you read that post on my blog, right?

One day I show you the alternatives the China folks turn to ok ;-) Really cute!

Just WHY is that white rabbit candy so popular? I have a sweet tooth but never thought of trying it once...

littlepolaris said...

That's why I'm going organic lor. And these days organic shop are mushrooming, I think we should share money open one organic shop too. Free from chemicals.

zewt said...

evelynholic - hahahaha...

seaqueen - good good...

kittycat - well, it's a childhood thing. so many ppl are into it.

littlepolaris - i have a dream of opening a company that's not too profit making and concentrate of producing safe materials and food. how about that?

Jun said...

funny. i happened to come across an article today that said sperm has more protein than ur average steak. then again, the article was in cosmo XD

zewt said...

Jun - hmmm..... so should we all start having sperm? got me thinking... those "body builders" in the "gym"....