Singapore to test petfood for melamine
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) will test all
petfood and livestock feed for the presence of melamine.
AVA spokesman Goh Shih Yong said: "We want to check if there's any
adulteration in other protein-related substances because melamine has been found
in baby milk powder from China".
Last year, in North America,
melamine-tainted pet food from China was blamed for the deaths of hundreds of
cats and dogs - which led to the recall of more than 100 pet-food brands in
March last year.
The AVA was unable to give a date as to when animal-feed
testing would begin, but said the ongoing testing of human food products was the
agency's priority. So far, tainted milk has killed four children in China and
made about 53,000 sick - and the Chinese authorities say the numbers are still
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