The Notorious Mr White Rabbit
In the Western world, if you asked for the white rabbit, people would probably direct you to the nearest sex shop. In Malaysia (or anywhere in the Far East), people will know that you are referring to that popular candy with the delicious (edible!) plasticky, transparent outer wrapping.
So I was naturally shocked, angry and disappointed to read about our fav candy, the White Rabbit, actually contained real plastic material - melamine!
(please pronounce melamine melameeeen, and not melamind).
But, what's more shocking is this article in the Star about melamine in White Rabbit. The White Rabbit (Creamy Candy) contains more than 50 times the permissible level. Yes, the Health Ministry actually allows small traces of melamine in food!!!
I am now officially worried with our food standards.
Can someone please enlighten me as to why small amount of melamine is allowed in food? Atmospheric background melamine???