Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Why others say not safe but we say safe

I have been closely monitoring ShadowFox’s dedicated coverage on the melamine scandal in the past weeks and he has raised quite a number of disturbing discoveries.

In
this particular entry, he highlighted that Munchy, an award winning Malaysian food manufacturer did used China based ingredients after all when a press statement they made earlier stated otherwise.

Nevertheless, the most alarming news would be the fact that he highlighted quite a number of products which our very own Ministry of Health claimed to be safe but has failed the melamine test conducted by the
Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (“AVA”).

The abovementioned entry can be read
here.
The list of food products which failed the melamine test based on a press statement by AVA can be downloaded from AVA
here.

Whatever he said may be just a blog entry. But when an agency such as AVA made a statement about products failing the melamine test, one can't help but wonder how in the world did these products pass the test in Malaysia. Singapore’s tagline is Integrity, Service and Excellence while Malaysia go on “Malaysia Boleh”. Who should you believe?

Oh, I forgot, Malaysia claimed to be recession-resistant amidst a global crisis. It is certainly not surprising when Malaysia believes Malaysians can be melamine-resistant too. After all, "Malaysia Boleh"!

But I am going stay off those products. On top of that, I am going to be kiasu and kiasi and stay off some other dodgy products based on instincts.

Good luck.

22 comments:

gina said...

Those buggers probably pay them off to reveal the biscuits are ok for consumption! Animals! Yes, I saw the news in AsiaOne and circulated them to my other friends.

sabrina said...

I shudder to think of a time in the future when nothing will be safe enough to be consumed!

Thank you for your wishes about my dad...operation went well :p

myop101 said...

i wonder if i should even eat at all...

hasilox said...

One msia champion that stood out glaringly is julie's. I think all their biscuits are tainted. Why the gov so quiet? Maybe, melamine is a good recession buster :P

whoalse said...

What a disgrace for our Malaysian govt on the AVA disclosure. I'd rely on Singapore's food safety announcements rather than ours. Kickbacks come to mind.

I'd rather be, like you, kiasu and kiasi for this matter!

suituapui said...

Money is the root of all evil! Make/Cook our own. Even the bread in the bakeries is full of preservatives, the food you eat outside laden with msg and salt and oil!

leyaw said...

I would like to see how the health minister response to this when the opposition question him about this in the parliament

iamthewitch said...

Oh dear... my Julie's peanut butter crackers! In my tummy! *sob*

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

I actually don't really care and continue eating whatever that I like. I have been eating them since young and in this era, almost everything we eat contains substance which are bad for health. I don't really care. Life is too short to watch out for what you eat and what not.

day-dreamer said...

It's better to be (kiasu, kiasi and) safe than sorry...

Huei said...

ugh dammit! now i'm worried for my pets..my mum gave them ALOT of milk when the puppies were very small >.<

msia boleh laa..apa pun boleh!!!!

CSK said...

Sex is zero, zero is sex

Elizebeth D.L. said...

Nowadays, I really wonder what's the percentage of the food I intake daily is safe.. 30% maybe?

Everything is toxic.

Taxy Driver said...

Okay, pork cannot because of JE, chicken cannot because of bird flu, beef cannot because of mad cow, fish cannot because of mercury, milk and biscuits cannot because of melamine, vegetables cannot because too much pesticides.

Looks like we need to revert to Kamunting-sanctioned food. Eggs only. Safer ler.

myop101 said...

sorry taxy driver... did you read today's article in malaysian insider on eggs? it is tainted with melamine too...

Theodwyn said...

Thanks for putting that up... Won't affect met... but I forwarded the lists to my dad. He eats a lot of biscuits... its good to know whats okay and what's not.

Seaqueen said...

Well, it's not M'sia boleh. It's M'sia in denial!

Taxy Driver said...

Really, myop101? Damn it! Next, we can't even take a breath of air because its polluted! Oh, wait...

myop101 said...

yeah taxy driver... like i said, it is best to not eat at all.

zewt said...

gina - we should all circulate this info too.

sabrina - good to know :) Thank God!

myop101 - well, like what you and taxy-driver said... not much. let us all go back to growing our own vege and rearing our own chickens. at least we get better eggs... hahahaha....

whoalse - better be safe than sorry... really...

suituapui - very true... years ago we try to produce more food... now... we are trying to produce healthy food... soon, we just need to produce normal food.

zewt said...

leyaw - i wonder if this will ever be debated at all...

iamthewitch - oh no!!! nvm... stop now.

purple mushroom - hey... i have to disagree... once you have something serious ... you might think otherwise. then u will know, life is not long enough.

day-dreamer - amen to that.

huei - drink water better than drinking milk now.

zewt said...

CSK - err... huh?

Elizabeth DL - we can avoid everything but can we avoid the air we breath?

Taxy Driver - like what myop101 said... even eggs are not spared.

Theodwyn - hey... how have u been?

seaqueen - always have been... always will be.