Melamine tainted Munchy's peanut butter and cheese cream Mini Crackers

Hong Kong's food safety watchdog found high levels of melamine in 2 of Munchy's Food Industry Sdn. Bhd of Malaysia. They are Munchy's Mini Crackers with Peanut Butter with 5.4 parts per million (ppm) of melamine, and Munchy's Mini Crackers with Cheese Cream with 3.8 ppm. Hong Kong's safe limit for melamine is 2.5 ppm.

I just checked Munchy's website at and the only information presented there is a notice for their customer assuring the safety of their products. Their is no product list or catalog. Either their website is poorly done or they have black out the access to their product link.

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From Reuters

Hong Kong finds melamine in two biscuit products

HONG KONG, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Excessive amounts of the chemical melamine have been found in biscuits in Hong Kong made by Malaysian-based biscuit manufacturer Munchy Food Industries, a government laboratory said on Saturday.

The announcement is part of the Hong Kong government's continued testing of dairy-related products after thousands of children in China have fallen sick since last month after drinking milk containing the substance.

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) said it found a sample of Munchy's Mini Crackers with Peanut Butter contained 5.4 parts per million (ppm) of melamine, while a sample of Munchy's Mini Crackers with Cheese Cream had 3.8 ppm.

Under Hong Kong regulations, the limit for melamine in these products is 2.5 ppm, the food safety body said.

"Based on the levels detected, people are advised to stop consuming the products concerned," an unidentified spokesman for the Centre for Food Safety was quoted as saying in the statement.

The positive tests of melamine in the Munchy products are the latest detected by the laboratory, which have included earlier this month excessive amounts of melamine in two types of Cadbury Plc chocolate made in China.

Calls to a telephone number listed in a website for Munchy's products went unanswered.

However, the website displayed a notice telling consumers its products were safe given that milk and diary-based ingredients they used came from either France or Australia, but not China.

"We wish to assure all our customers and consumers that all our products are safe for consumption," the notice said in the website.

"We do not source any of these ingredients from China and our suppliers assure us that there is no danger of melamine adulteration in their products." (Reporting by Rafael Nam; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)
From The Star

Munchy gives reassurance its products are safe to eat

PETALING JAYA: Munchy Food Industries has reiterated that none of its products contain any dairy-based ingredients from China as it only uses those from Australia and France, its chief executive officer C.K. Tan said on Sunday.

The biscuit maker was responding to an announcement by the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety that excessive levels of melamine were found in its products.

Among the said products included Munchy’s Mini Crackers with Peanut Butter and Munchy’s Mini Crackers with Cheese Cream, which were found to contain 5.4 parts per million (ppm) and 3.8ppm of melamine respectively. The permitted level of melamine in such products is currently 2.5ppm.

“We are co-operating with the Health Ministry in Malaysia, which is conducting tests on our product range,” said Tan, adding that the company’s products were previously tested and cleared by independent certification agencies.

Meanwhile, Bernama reports that the Health Ministry has sealed a factory producing two local biscuits which are said to contain excessive melamine by the Hong Kong government’s laboratory.

Its Food Safety and Quality Division director, Noraini Mohd Othman, said last night the products would be tested for melamine.

She also said the ministry has cleared 11 more products of melamine.

They are Amoy Flour Vermicilli (Sau Tao), Chocolate cookies (Golden Fuji), Chocolate Drink (Garden Stone), Cream Flavour Biscuits (Hong Da Food), Creamy Peanut Butter (Kinus), Crips Chocolate Flavour Cracker (Golden Fuji), Fiber Cracker (Aji), Gula Udang Merah (Sanwa), House of Steamed Potato (Silang), Saltine Crackers (Four Seas) and The Original Danish Butter Cookies (Silang).

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