Malaysia Health Authorities are monitoring orange concentrate, especially from Brazil, as residue of Carbendazim, a fungicide, has been detected in Minute Maid and Simply Orange juices.
However, there is no mention of this problem from Singapore Health Authorities. The Coca Cola Singapore media room is also void of any news.
Wrote The Star Online,
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has announced that it is monitoring orange juice concentrate imported from Brazil.No Minute Maid for my son from now on...
This is a precautionary measure after receiving information that residue of Carbendazim, a fungicide, has been detected in Minute Maid and Simply Orange juices.
“According to data from the Food Safety Information System of Malaysia (FoSIM), no oranges from Brazil have been imported into Malaysia since 2010. However, in that same amount of time, as much as 2,775 metric tons of orange juice concentrate has been imported from Brazil,” said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin in a statement yesterday.