Monday, June 13, 2011
Thanks to the Health Ministry, imported food products are monitored closely and tested for unsafe additives. Lately, there has been a spate of Taiwan food products being banned for containing carcinogenics.
Two products from a local multi-level company, Cosway (M) Sdn Bhd were analysed and found to contain di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).
Following this, the ministry had ordered the company to destroy Oriyen Nutri Grow (Boy) Orange Drink Premix, 330g product (code: 36135).
Oriyen Nutri Grow (Girl) Cranberry Drink Premix, 330g product (Code: 36136) was found to be safe.
However, the ministry advised consumers, who had earlier used the tainted product Oriyen Nutri Grow (Boy) Orange Drink, not to worry as the health risk from the contamination was low. Source..
The latest consumer warning being for two brands of Korean noodles, Shin Ramen and Shin Ramyun. Consumers have been advised to avoid eating these two noodles until tests confirm they are safe for consumption.
Both products from the same company had been recalled for tests to determine if they have excessive amounts of plasticiser, di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).
Source: Avoid Korean Noodles
Two more Taiwanese food products recalled