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Baby formula scandal

September 21, 2008

Glad to hear that at last Brunei has banned the selling of all China-made milk products and dairy items in light of the baby formula scandal. I am sure that consumers would welcome a swift move in matters like this. It’s been a week that this news has surfaced but its only today that we take action.

The Quality Control & Food Safety Division in its press release said the milk foods were recalled after some products were found contaminated with the deadly Melamine, an industrial chemical used to make Melamine Resin to manufacture plastic, gum and paper.

Last week, the contamination has spread from the baby food formula to liquid milk, ice cream and yoghurt. Some of the superstitious has linked this scandal to that of the post-Olympics. For the Olympics and Paralympics, which ended last Wednesday, China came up with six cuddly fuwa, or mascots. But each has become associated in the public mind with recent troubles in the country.

The design of Fu Niu Lele, the cow fuwa, derives its inspiration from the farming cultivation culture of ancient Chinese civilization.

The design of Fu Niu Lele, the cow fuwa, derives its inspiration from the farming cultivation culture of ancient Chinese civilization.

One fuwa is a panda, the symbol of Sichuan, which was struck by an earthquake. Another resembles a torch, which is said to represent the protests against the international Olympic torch relay. A Tibetan antelope is seen as a symbol of the unrest in that region in March; a swallow that looks like a kite has been linked to a deadly train crash in Shandong province; and a fish was taken to represent widespread flooding in southern and central China. The sixth fuwa, devised for the Paralympics, is a cow. To many, the link to the milk scandal is clear.

Anyway, I feel sorry for those parents whose children have suffered as a result of the scandal. The latest report said that four babies have died as a result and another 40,000 hospitalised nationwide. A toddler from Hong Kong has also died and this is the first case of the scandal to happen outside the mainland.

I pray that Brunei will be safe-guarded from such misfortunes, amin.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Nasi katok permalink
    September 22, 2008 9:57 am

    Amin. So sad to hear about this scandal. The Malays say, ‘Sudah terhantuk baru nak mengadah.’ Don’t let this happen.

  2. Papa permalink
    September 23, 2008 11:12 am

    The authrorities should let us know if these products are available in Brunei. Today in the paper, it says the popular White Rabbit candy, sold in Brunei, has been recalled in Singapore for reports of melamine contamination.

  3. Anon permalink
    September 23, 2008 11:37 am

    Superstitions may become real ones if one keep on thinking about them. Its the Law of Attraction. Read The Secret.

  4. Ramble On permalink
    September 24, 2008 2:57 pm

    I was sent a list of these products Papa but I dare not publish it as the list seem to contain general brands which may not come from China. I dont want to cause panic here but yes, I agree with you, there should be an official list. White Rabbit used to be my fav when I was (much, ehem) younger.

  5. Ramble On permalink
    September 24, 2008 2:59 pm

    Anon, I guess the secret’s out. I have read the book last year and watched the movie. Others, try it out. There’s a link to this secret under ‘My interest’. Thanks Anon.

  6. kepalahotakbejambul permalink
    September 25, 2008 8:15 am

    lalalaa… ada tliat gula2 rabbit riatu di kadai cina di leicester but bek jua nda jadi bali sal ia karas wohh… nways, m browsing ur site now n listening to RTB int’l rampai pagi smbil mkn jaringgg…ummm nyaman! (^^)v hehe sory mcm out of topic..

  7. Ramble On permalink
    September 25, 2008 9:17 am

    Whoah…lucky you didn’t buy them Kepala. There’s another brand, that peanut candy; its now one of the candies that’s listed. I will put up an official list in another post on this saga. Meanwhile, happy surfing…and thank you for being a loyal fan. Perasaan aku ah…hehe. Thanks also for sending over ‘The Secret’ book via babu, kepala…how thoughtful of you. May Allah bless you and family.

  8. September 12, 2011 5:16 am

    This design is spectacular! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  9. May 8, 2012 11:17 pm

    I think one of your commercials caused my internet browser to resize, you might want to put that on your blacklist.

    • Eva Wanda permalink
      May 14, 2012 12:21 pm

      I dont have any at the moment 3ds.

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