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RI yanks Chinese dairy-based products

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 24 2008   /  10:49 am

Indonesia is pulling 28 types of Chinese-made dairy products from stores for investigation, as a worldwide frenzy erupts over findings of tainted and severely hazardous dairy products from the mainland. The products include Oreo cookies and wafers, Indoeskrim Meiji's Gold Monas ice cream, M&Ms milk chocolate candies, Snickers candy bars, and Nestle UHT milk, the Drug and Food Monitoring Agency (BPOM) said Tuesday. The action is being taken following reports that four infants in China were killed and more than 6,240 sickened after consuming formula milk products contaminated with melamine -- commonly found in plastics, fertilizers and cleaning agents, and which is used illegally to boost the protein content of dairy products. Despite the limited number of dairy products from China in the local market, BPOM head Husniah Rubiana Thamrin warned consumers to be aler...