The Star says, the Johor Health Department has directed the Khong Guan biscuit company in Senai to recall 12 types of biscuits which had been tested last week and found to contain high levels of melamine.

State Women, Family, Welfare and Health Committee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said the biscuit varieties are Biskut Soda, Biskut Lemon Puff, Biskut Pof, Biskut Butter Cream, Biskut Baby Fish, Biskut Health Cracker, Biskut Cocoa Puff, Biskut Sandwich Oren, Biskut Family Crackers, Biskut Bentuk Binatang, Biskut Rokok and Biskut Mini Puff.

These were the same 12 types of biscuits Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai had announced on Oct 16 to have contained excessive amounts of melamine from the raising agent ammonium bicarbonate imported from China and used to produce the biscuits.

“We had seized 107 metric tonnes of the products, valued at about RM561,000, from the factory on Oct 14,” she told reporters here on Monday.