Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Melamine contained in China Egg Products

Hong Kong authorities had detected 4.7 parts per million of melamine in imported eggs produced by a division of China’s Dalian Hanwei Enterprise Group. The legal limit for melamine in foodstuffs in Hong Kong is 2.5 ppm.

The discovery of excessive levels of the industrial chemical melamine in Chinese eggs has prompted Hong Kong authorities to expand testing to include meat products imported from China.

Egg Powder Products

This news had made many countries take a precaution to all China food products not only to milk but also to other products. By the spreading of the news about the Melamine in China eggs, might give impact to the China products that base on egg.

The popular known product that base on egg is:

1. Egg Pie - Fujian Jinjiang Fuyuan Foodstuff Co., Ltd.
2. Egg Rolls - Zhongshan Jiameile Foods Co., Ltd.
3. Crisp Egg Rolls - Yilong Trade Co., Ltd
4. Yolk noodles - Hangzhou Wellong Food Co., Ltd.
5. Instant Egg Noodle - Xiamen Dongshen Foods Co., Ltd.
6. Canned Quail Egg - Golden Banyan Foodstuffs CO.,LTD
7. Egg Yolk Powder - Qingdao Ideal Jingmao Co., Ltd.
8. Egg Powder - Shaanxi Tiandou Egg Process Co., Ltd

Japan also had detected the Melamine contained from the Egg powder from China that had been consumed by that country.

A few countries such as South Korea and Sri Lanka had already give a precaution order in egg consumption as they are importing egg products from China.

In Malaysia, this country does not import egg powder from China, according to a Health Ministry statement issued here Saturday.

The director of the ministry’s Food Quality and Safety Division, Noraini Mohd Othman, said based on the import permits from the Veterinary Services Department, China was not listed among countries that could export egg powder to Malaysia.

“This was also confirmed by the Food Safety Information System of Malaysia (FoSIM) whereby egg powder is imported from other countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France,” she said.

Recently, China had shocked the food industries business by the discovery of Melamine contained in the China dairy products (see link)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fuel Price drop..What about food price?...What to do?...

On June 2008, Malaysian had been shocked by the increment of the fuel price as mush as RM 0.78 for petrol and RM 1 for diesel. The act had been taken by the government in order to reduce the subsidy than been provided by the government as the global fuel price increase.

Until October 2008, the fuel price had been reduce for three times and until 26 October, the fuel price in Malaysia is Rm 2.30.

On June 2008, the Malaysian citizen had suffered a lot of problem other than fuel price burden but also food price and other essential items price increment. The supplier had given the reason of the increment as a result of the increment of fuel price.

But, until today...the food price is still hiking and remain same as in June although the fuel price already reduces...

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) until September 2008, had increased to 5.2% from January to September 2008. The increment shows how bad is the effect of fuel hike to Malaysian citizens daily life.

What actually happen here? it really true that the fuel price controlling other items prices?...What can government do?...

Fuel price always be a reason for the items price increment, but when fuel price drop...nobody bother to revise the price...

Actually, there is nothing that government can do...

No way to force peoples to sell items cheaper...

The only thing that we can do is...BOYCOTT the stinky seller...

Do buy your groceries at hypermarket that give low price instead of buying at groceries shop...

There is nothing that government can do by using diplomatic action...Only law and force can change this...

This trend will keep remain even though the fuel price is reaching RM 1 per liter...