China: animal feed products melamine-free
Meat products from China that have been tested so far are melamine-free.
Also, preserved eggs and animal feed that were tested have been reported to be
free from melamine, according to the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority
Goh Shih Yong, AVA spokesman has stated that, "Salted and preserved duck eggs
from China and meat products such as canned luncheon meat have tested negative
In Hong Kong and China in September last month, three
brands of chicken eggs from China tested positive for excessive levels of
melamine, leading to their recall from retailers in Hong Kong. China also
stopped exports from major egg company Hanwei Group, whose eggs were discovered
to contain nearly double the legal melamine limit for foodstuffs in Hong
Testing to continue
Reports state that the AVA
will continue testing China-made food products. The tests have been expanded to
include products high in protein, meat products and animal feed. As it stands to
date, more than 3,200 types of milk and milk products, chocolates, biscuits,
non-dairy creamers and other foodstuffs have been tested.
The number of
melamine-tainted items discovered in Singapore has increased to 33, since the
beginning of the global food scandal in September.
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