Monday, September 22, 2008

Importer of Dutch Lady brand milk destroying all milk made in China

Channel NewsAsia - Monday, September 22

SINGAPORE : The importer of Dutch Lady brand milk products — Friesland Foods Singapore — has recalled all its flavours of sterilised milk made in China.

This comes after Singapore’s Agri—Food and Veterinary Authority announced on Friday that its tests found traces of melamine in samples of Dutch Lady strawberry flavoured milk, and a Yili—brand yogurt bar.

Friesland Foods said it will be destroying all milk made in China, despite the fact that only the strawberry flavoured bottles have shown traces of melamine.

It added that only the sterilised bottled milk is made in China, whereas its other products come from Malaysia.

It said Dutch Lady products not produced in China are completely safe for consumption.

It is sending all China—made products for lab tests, and the results will be known on Monday, and added all China—made products should be off the shelves by Saturday.

Additionally, consumers of Dutch Lady products can call 6419—8466 to get further information. Consumers can call the hotline starting from September 22 to 26, from 9am till 5pm daily.

After it was announced on Friday that Singapore has suspended the sale and import of all Chinese dairy products, a supermarket chain here received over 100 requests for refunds on Saturday.

The chain carried more than 10 milk products made in China, and staff were busy removing them from the shelves.

Melamine is a toxic industrial chemical that caused kidney stones in many of the Chinese babies who drank formula laced with it. It has been blamed for four infant deaths and illnesses in over 6,000 babies. — CNA/ms

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