RP bans 56 milk products for possible ‘melamine’ contamination

The Philippines today banned 56 milk and milk-related products for possible melamine contamination

An ABS-CBNnews.com report said that among those banned were products bearing the popular brands Anlene, Anmum, Klim, Nestle, M&M and Meiji.

According to the report, the banned products are the following:

The Bureau of Food and Drugs said the ban will stay until October when government tests should have ended.

Last Sept. 18, BFAD’s Advisory No. 007 s. 2008 which said that:

no establishment has applied for registration with the office of said [milk products made by Sanlu Group of China). Neither is there any establishment in the bureau’s roster of licensed imports importing the same directly from China or any other foreign source nor any of the said milk product found in the market during the initial monitoring conducted by said office.

Latest news about the milk issue? Hong Kong found Heinz baby cereals and some Chinese-brand crackers had melamine. Also, the European Union has banned importation of China-made food products aimed at children and infants.

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