Rabu, 3 Ogos 2011

Dried fruit from China on Level 5 alert !

Be alert !
Just avoid imported foods they themselves won't eat! 
No wonder 1 in every 5 Malaysians has cancer!  
Dried fruit from 16 companies on Level 5 alert

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has put dried fruit products, particularly plum and prune products, from 16 companies in China, Taiwan and other Asian countries, on Level 5 alert because of their high levels of lead.

Ministry staff will be on the lookout for these products at entry points for 16 manufacturers and distributors to ensure the products do not come into the country, Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said on Thursday.
With a Level 5 alert, the Ministry would hold the products to test them for lead content before they can be released into the market.  The highest alert, Level 6, involves an immediate rejection of the product.

Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the monitoring was started following an Oct 1 US Food and Drug Administration report warning people not to consume dried fruit, including dried plums and prunes, due to lead contamination. “If a product by a manufacturer or distributor is found to contain more than the permitted two parts per million (ppm), legal action will be taken under the Food Regulations 1985,” Liow told reporters after launching the ministry’s management conference on Thursday.

If convicted, guilty parties can be fined up to RM100,000, jailed for up to 10 years or both.
Lead, in cumulative amounts over time, causes nervous system disorders and distorts brain development, especially in children.
Dried Plum Products with Elevated Lead Levels

Manufacturer/Distributor on product package
Product Name on Label

Alamo Packing 
 The Original Chinese Candy
Dried Plums with Pickle and Lemon
Saladitos Con Pepino Y Limon

Almax International
ItsFruit Chinese Style Dried Prune

Bolner's Fiesta Product
Saladitos 6 Count

Casa De Dulce
Salted Plum Suckers

Cheung Fat
Plum wrapped “candy” (Packaging predominately in Asian foreign language – blue and white bag with candy wrapped in red and white)

Dollar Value Distributor (Front)

Dollar Value Distributor (Back)
Salted Prunes

(H.B. Wholesale)
Salted dried plums

Kam Tai Hoong
Hua Ho Ying Tzu   (Packaging in Asian foreign language)

Little Gregory
Chinese Candy
Packaging also contains individual packets of Limon and La Sabrozita

Mexican Products & Spices
7 Salted Plums
7 Saladitos

Rozy Trading Co.
Preserved Liquoriced Prune
Preserved Plums: Preserved Salted Prunes
Preserved Plums: Preserved Red Prunes

Sanh Yuan Enterprise
Preserved Fruit Pitted Prunes

Wan Tom Food
Ka Po Preserved Plum

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