Partial List of Milk and Other Milk Products Collected by BFAD for Testing for the Presence of Melamine

Although this is a blog about computer and internet stuff, my social responsibility dictates me to post this article. - CB

I was able to watch the evening news over TV Patrol World where I got the information that the Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) posted on its website a partial list of milk and other milk products they collected for testing for the presence of Melamine.
Brief description of Melamine, according to
Melamine is a trimer of cyanamide. Like cyanamide, it is 66% nitrogen (by mass) and provides fire retardant properties to resin formulas by releasing nitrogen when burned or charred. Dicyandiamide (or cyanoguanidine), the dimer of cyanamide, is also used as a fire retardant.

Melamine is a metabolite of cyromazine, a pesticide. It is formed in the body of mammals who have ingested cyromazine.
Acute toxicity
Melamine is reported to have an oral LD50 of >3000 mg/kg based on rat data. It is also an irritant when inhaled or in contact with the skin or eyes.

Chronic toxicity
Ingestion of melamine may lead to reproductive damage, or bladder or kidney stones, which can lead to bladder cancer.

With this information, I hope you already know why there is a "China-made milk scare" in the Philippines.

Anyways, here is that list (as of September 26, 2008).
  1. Anchor Lite Milk
  2. Anchor Wam Frootmilk Drink Mango Magic
  3. Anchor Wam Frootmilk Orange Chill
  4. Anchor Wam Frootmilk Strawberry Spin
  5. Anlene Milk
  6. Anmum Materna 180g
  7. Anmum Materna Chocolate
  8. Dutch Lady Pure Milk
  9. Farmland Skim Milk
  10. Greenfood Yili Pure Milk
  11. Jinwei Drink
  12. Jollycow Pure Fresh Milk
  13. Jollycow Slender Low Fat Milk
  14. KLIM Instant Full Cream Milk Powder (1.8Kg.)
  15. M&M Chocolate brown 40gm
  16. Meiji Hokkaido Azuki (red bean ice cream)
  17. Meiji Ujikintoki (red bean and green tea frozen confection)
  18. Mengniu Original Drink Milk
  19. Mengniu Pure Milk
  20. Milk Chocolate Bars/China
  21. Milk Chocolate Candies/China
  22. Milkboy repacked
  23. Monmilk Breakfast Milk Walnut Milk Beverage
  24. Monmilk High Calcium Low Fat Milk
  25. Monmilk High Calcium Milk
  26. Monmilk Milk Deluxe Pure Milk
  27. Monmilk Pure Milk
  28. Monmilk Suan Suan Ru Sour Milk Beverage (Mango Flavor)
  29. Natural Choice Milk Ice Bar
  30. Nespray
  31. Nestle Carnation Calcium Plus Non Fat Milk Powder (1.6Kg)
  32. Nestle chocolate flavor Ice Cream Cone
  33. Nestle Dairy Farm Pure Milk
  34. Nestle Vanilla Flavor Ice Cream Cone
  35. Nutri Express Milk
  36. Nutri-Express 15 Nutritional elements (blue, red and orange label and cap)
  37. Nutri-Express Milk Green Apple
  38. Prime Roast cereals 28gm
  39. Pura Fresh Milk
  40. Snickers brown 59gm
  41. Strawberry Sorbet
  42. Trappist Dairy Low Fat yogurt drink
  43. Vita Fresh Milk
  44. Wahaha Orange
  45. Wahaha Yellow
  46. Want Want Milk Drink
  47. Yili High Calcium 250ml
  48. Yili High Calcium Milk 1L
  49. Yili High Calcium Low Fat Milk Beverage
  50. Yili Lowfat Milk 1L
  51. Yili Milk
  52. Yili Puremilk 250ml
  53. Yili Puremilk 1L
  54. Yinlu Milk Peanut
While BFAD's version shows 56 names, my list is trimmed down to 54. There was redundancy in the entries specifically 'Milkboy repacked' and 'Nutri Express Milk'.

The news said that BFAD respects user discretion on the purchase and consumption of these products.

If you want to download the .pdf file of the list, get it here.