Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Chinese Goods Not Good

My favourite pork luncheon meat brand the is Ma Ling brand and Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority has detected cancer-causing antibiotic in samples taken for lab test.

Shanghai Ma Ling B2 pork luncheon meat was found to have traces of nitrofurans. This nitrofurans is fed to pigs to treat illnesses and is carcinogenic / cancer causing too. My ............. the diehard fans of this Ma Ling ........ to comfort you on the health scare ....... you won't suffer anything unless you have consumed this luncheon meat regularly, sufficient amount and on long term basis. Otherwise, you are safe.

For Singaporeans, they have to look for alternative brands as Ma Ling has been banned since Aug 2007. I can still see it in Malaysia stores .......... Malaysia's stocks are special made?

Then, next item detected with extraordinary item is the Pai Fong Wan (also known as the Double Swan Brand Pai FongWan by Hua Tai Trading Co.).

Singapore's Ministry of Health managed to detect the said proprietary medicine containing mercury exceeding the permissible limit of 0.5 ppm.

I have seen my parents taking this medicine long time ago. They are still well. I think the mercury made them stronger ... haha. Not too sure whether such medicine is found in Malaysia.

Excessive consumption of this medicine could lead to complications such as abdominal pain, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea and fatal convulsions.

Reading: No luncheon meat? No can do - Asia One



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear, that's bad! My housemate loves luncheon meat, gotta stop him from that! Thanks to mum for banning us from processed food since young! When we were much younger, kinda sad when seeing other kids eating nuggets, sausages, beef patty & junk food. Those are the food that can't never be found in our fridge, but some weird organic ang mor stuff! lol... Good in a way as i didnt develop the habit of eating junk food & get to save up quite a lot in not buying them! BUT, i have plenty of supply for canned Nescafe Original in my own fridge!!! :P *Hope mom won't see this comment of mine!!* -_-"

03 December, 2008 22:35  
Blogger Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

Isn't Ma Ling like everybody's favourite luncheon meat LOL They are investigating the contents of these products, citing how terrible they are to health etc when there are more foodstuffs out there which cause more damage.

Pai Fong Wan and other remedies which belonged to the older generations, especially Chinese herbs always contain mercury, sulfur, steroids etc LOL I think that's the whole reason why they're nutritional.

04 December, 2008 14:26  
Blogger Va:L said...

Hm...Try Tulip Luncheon Meat. The price is reasonable, less oily, and it's from DENMARK!!! :P
Quality assurance!!!

04 December, 2008 17:22  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

cazzy - haha maybe yr mom will read my main post only, wont come into the comments section

gorgeous eve - there are just too many tests to conduct and by the time the result is out, many people wld have consumed it .... yucks

val - tulip, yeah ... i have heard of this brand

06 December, 2008 01:42  
Blogger 고양이 아줌마 (Cat Lady) said...

If I'm not mistaken, I think mercury was the thing the Shih Huang Ti took under the delusion that it will give him immortality.

In the long run, he got sicker and sicker, and took even more and more of mercury, in the misguided hopes that a heavier dosage would cure him.

It was from one the Discovery Channel that I saw the documentary.

06 December, 2008 16:11  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

blackie - wow what a history and they passed it on

08 December, 2008 01:09  
Blogger s.kuan said...

ermmm... stay away from Chinese made food for a while... to be on the safe side

08 December, 2008 09:21  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

kuan - strict call u are making there but of course its a safe mode to be at the moment

10 December, 2008 22:28  
Blogger Unknown said...

chinese food are made way too traditional. lack of research and all. well, we have been taking chinese meds. Hope they are fine ^^ not like the chinese foods.

27 December, 2008 08:17  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

irvine - its actually more of non-quality check that caused the problems

29 December, 2008 18:16  

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