Products with milk content from China to be removed from shelves

September 25th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Ministry of Public Health cooperates with large department stores nationwide in temporary removing products with milk ingredients from China from selves until a laboratory test can prove that the products are not contaminated with melamine.

Deputy Minister of Public Health Wicharn Meenachainant (วิชาญ มีนชัยนันท์) informs that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called a meeting between entrepreneurs who import milk ingredients from China or sell dairy products and snacks which contain the ingredients. FDA requested the entrepreneurs to stop importing and selling such products and said that it will ask large department stores to pull them from shelves.

The deputy minister says it takes 1-2 weeks to finish examining the products. The ministry has also instructed all border checkpoints to prevent smuggling of dairy products and snacks from China although they are accredited by FDA. No product contaminated with melamine has been reported in Thailand so far.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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