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Title: Melamine, Chemical Dyes—What’s the Next Poison to Spike Burmese Food?
Date of publication: June 2009
Description/subject: "FIRST it was the melamine scandal, in which a harmful chemical was found in milk and dairy products sold in Burmese stores. Then came the pickled tea scandal, also involving chemical additives—followed by a similar scare over tainted shrimp paste. Burmese consumers are having an increasingly difficult time finding risk-free foodstuffs in the markets these days..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2009


Title: CURRENT STATUS OF PESTICIDES RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF FOOD IN RELATION WITH FOOD SAFETY
Date of publication: 30 January 2002
Description/subject: FAO/WHO Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators Marrakech, Morocco, 28 - 30 January 2002 "Being a developing agricultural country at least in a foreseeable future, Myanmar is inevitable the use of pesticides in agriculture food production although other parallel efforts of non-chemical nature are being endeavoured in pest control strategies. Although there is a low pesticide consumption rate in Mayanmar, the present data indicates the urgent need of a cautious control in the use through coordination and cooperation of various government agencies and the people themselves. In addition, agricultural pesticides use in the country is expected to be increased with the abrupt change of cropping pattern for high rice production and extension of various crops grown areas. The use of agro-chemical on food crops is estimated about 80% of the total. At that time the use of organo-chlorine insecticides (oc's) is decreasing but the percentage of those pesticides is total (about 10%) is still high. The use of pyrethroids is increasing..."
Author/creator: Mya Thwin, Thet Thet Mar
Language: English
Source/publisher: FAO, WHO
Format/size: html,pdf (27.14 KB)
Alternate URLs: ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/meeting/004/ab429e.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003