Ministry of Health has ordered the following food products to be taken of the shelves:
Uni-President with expiry date before 18 Mei 2012, manufactured by Uni-President Enterprises Corp, Taiwan
Sunkist Lemon Juice, Sunkist Lemon Juice Drink With Aloe Vera Pulp, Sunkist Orange dan Sunkist Orange Juice Drink, manufactured by Country House Inc, Taiwan.
These products were contaminated with excessive amount of plasticiser or the scientific name Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). DEHP is used to reduce cost in manufacturing and to make the processed food more appealing.
The Ministry also said that they are monitoring other Taiwanese products such as jelly, juices, jam, etc.... But in Taiwan as reported on 28th May, a total of 155 food ingredient and end-product manufacturers, as well as 489 food products, could have been involved in the toxic plasticizer scandal, according to the Department of Health (DOH)'s latest report released on Saturday. To know more please click here.
Ini susah nak faham, di sini cuma monitor, tapi di Taiwan, they estimated hundreds of food products could have been contiminated with DEHP. Jadi untuk make sure that we are not effected with tis plasticizer, kita kenalah berhati hati.... Tak boleh beli tanpa meneliti isi kandungan terlebih dulu.