Only one out of 19 foodstuffs tested by the National Consumer Forum contained traces of the chemical melamine, the SABC reported on
"There has been one positive result. The levels are not that high,
but we need to speak to the company concerned and discuss the results
with them first before we can make this information public," said NCF
head Thami Bulani.
"I can assure consumers in this country they have nothing to worry
Tests were conducted in a Cape Town laboratory on various sweets,
chocolates and cereal.
Earlier this year, the presence of melamine in Chinese-manufactured
dairy products was blamed for a number of infant deaths and illness. Melamine is an industrial chemical used to make plastics and glues. It was added to watered-down diary products to boost their protein content. – (Sapa, October 2008)
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