No Melamine in Bohol Province

By Ric Obedencio

There’s no contamination case of melamine in milk products sold in the province of Bohol, Usec. Elmer Punzalan of the Department of Health (DOH) said.

But despite this finding by DOH’s Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) regional office, the milk consuming public is urged to report symptoms of melamine-tainted products, Punzalan last week said in an interview with Contact Point over DyRD.

Punzalan, who was here for the launching of Bohol Diagnostic Center, said BFAD has identified three milk brands from China that contain melamine. But he did not mention the brands.

He explained that “melamine,” an industrial substance, is not intended for human consumption. It severely affects the children.

“Melamine” causes formation of kidney stones that leads to urinary tract infection and eventually kidney disease, he said. Milk-fed children are mostly vulnerable.

But according to BFAD test results three milk brands are positive of melamine. These are Greenwood Yili Milk, Jolly Cow Slender High Calcium Low Fat Milk and Mengniu Drink, all with Chinese labels.

In a published advertisement in national daily, BFAD has cleared 49 milk brands of “melamine” contamination.

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