The Star reported today that the Malaysian Health Ministry has tested samples of White Rabbit Creamy Candy and found them contaminated with melamine. The shocking discovery is that the contamination is 54 times above the permitted level.
They found that the melamine content was 135 parts per million (ppm) while the permitted level by the Health Ministry is only 2.5ppm. If this is not contamination, I really don't know what is.
Therefore it is sufficed to say that if we consumed one piece of contaminated white rabbit, the amount of melamine that we consumed in that one piece is equavalent to consuming 54 pieces at one go!
So, for those who have been popping 2 or 3 of these candies a day in the past, you are actually consuming melamine contamination level equivalent to eating 108 to 162 ppm a day!
We all read about the contamination of White Rabbit but I would never imagine the shocking level of contamination found. To think that this candy have received such an acceptance worldwide and the number of stores that carries them, and the number of people and children who have consumed them unknowingly worldwide is mind boggling. I just can not imagine how many thousands if not millions would still be consuming this `Candy of Sweet Poison' if the melamine contamination was not detected in infant milk powder.