Pastikan Susu 1Malaysia sampai ke pedalaman

6 November 2012, Selasa

Mohd. Afizi Mohd. Ross (berdiri tengah) bersama Penyelia Hal Ehwal Murid Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Klang, Mohd. Tukipon Zahlan (kiri) dan Guru Besar SJK (C) Keng Chee Pulau Ketam, Soh Swee Koon (kanan) bersama murid-murid sekolah tersebut menunjukkan susu Dutch Lady dalam lawatan pengagihan ke sekolah Program Susu 1Malaysia di SJK (C) Keng Chee Pulau Ketam, Klang, Selangor, semalam.

PELABUHAN KLANG 5 Nov. – Jarak dan kepayahan untuk berinteraksi dengan dunia luar bukan alasan untuk menghalang masyarakat daripada menerima setiap bantuan daripada kerajaan.

Perkara tersebut termasuk usaha kerajaan untuk memastikan pelaksanaan penghantaran bekalan Program Susu 1Malaysia (PS1M) ke sekolah-sekolah di kawasan luar bandar dan juga ke kawasan pulau dilakukan dengan sebaik mungkin.

Ini terbukti apabila pengamal media dibawa ke Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Keng Chee di Pulau Ketam di sini untuk melihat sendiri bagaimana bantuan tersebut diagihkan kepada murid-murid di pulau tersebut.

Meskipun perjalanan kira-kira 45 minit dari jeti Pulau Ketam ke sekolah berkenaan tidak dianggap mengambil masa yang lama, usaha para petugas untuk menghantar bekalan susu tersebut tetap berhadapan risiko kerana pelbagai kemungkinan boleh berlaku ketika meredah lautan.

Pengurus Hal Ehwal Korporat Dutch Lady Malaysia, Mohd. Afizi Mohd. Ross berkata, pihaknya berusaha sedaya upaya untuk menghantar stok PS1M ke setiap sekolah termasuk sekolah di luar bandar seperti SJKC Keng Chee.

Beliau berkata, jarak dan masa bukan penghalang kepada Dutch Lady Malaysia yang kini merupakan salah satu daripada empat pembekal utama PS1M di seluruh negara.

“Tiada masalah bagi kami untuk memastikan bekalan sentiasa mencukupi, melalui PS1M murid-murid dibekalkan dua kotak susu dalam tempoh seminggu sepanjang musim persekolahan.

“Di bawah program ini, kami telah mengedarkan kira-kira 12.5 juta kotak susu kepada 1,400 buah sekolah membabitkan 297,000 orang murid di kawasan Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pulau Pinang dan Melaka,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas mengagihkan bekalan PS1M ke SJKC Keng Chee di sini hari ini.

Selain menghantar bekalan PS1M, Dutch Lady Malaysia turut menjalankan tanggungjawab sosial korporat (CSR) dengan mengadakan ceramah pendidikan nutrisi pemakanan kepada 106 murid di sekolah berkenaan.

Menurut Mohd. Afizi, antara tujuan utama pelaksanaan PS1M adalah untuk melahirkan generasi baru yang lebih kuat, tegap dan cergas.

Katanya, bekalan susu ke setiap sekolah terutamanya melibatkan produk keluaran Dutch Lady Malaysia yang diperkenalkan sejak dua tahun lalu dijamin selamat oleh kerajaan dan terbukti tidak mendatangkan kemudaratan kepada kesihatan murid-murid.

Meningkatkan kesedaran kepentingan minum susu

ARKIB : 29 Oktober 2012, Isnin

BAGI meningkatkan kesedaran di kalangan murid mengenai kepentingan pengambilan susu untuk tumbesaran kesihatan, syarikat pengeluar produk tenusu terkemuka, Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad (Dutch Lady Malaysia) komited menggerakkan program pendidikan susu khusus buat golongan tersebut dari semasa ke semasa.

Menurut Pengurus Hal Ehwal Dutch Lady Malaysia, Mohd. Afizi Mohd. Ross, usaha itu bertujuan menyebarkan khasiat kebaikan susu dan mengajar murid mengenai cara-cara pengambilan susu yang betul.

”Kami mengambil kesempatan mengunjungi 24 buah sekolah rendah di negeri Pulau Pinang, Selangor dan Melaka untuk berinteraksi dengan 19,000 kanak-kanak sekolah rendah, serta guru-guru mereka tentang khasiat kebaikan susu.

“Program ini merupakan sebahagian komponen pendidikan asas bagi ‘Program Susu Sekolah 1Malaysia’ (PS1M) yang telah dijalankan di seluruh negara”, katanya.

Melalui kempen itu, katanya, murid dan guru diberikan pelbagai informasi dan maklumat kesihatan yang diperlukan oleh badan, tulang serta perkembangan otak.

Di samping itu, program interaktif kepentingan pelbagai khasiat susu serta cara pengambilan susu yang betul turut dianjurkan.

“Kita amat menekankan tentang kepentingan mengambil sarapan pagi dan elakkan meminum susu dengan perut yang kosong.

“Pada masa yang sama, kita menerangkan tentang apa itu ‘intoleransi laktosa’ dan menekankan aspek kebersihan diri khususnya membasuh tangan sebelum minum susu.

“Kami juga menasihati murid agar segera menghabiskan susu yang telah dibuka dan menerangkan maklumat mengenal pasti pek susu yang elok untuk diminum,” jelasnya.

Pada tahun ini, PS1M melibatkan lebih 1.4 juta murid dari 7,600 buah sekolah rendah di seluruh negara dengan edaran sebanyak 90.16 juta pek susu sekolah 1Malaysia berperisa coklat.

Terdapat empat pembekal susu sekolah 1 Malaysia yang terlibat dalam program PS1M meliputi negeri-negeri Wilayah Persekutuan, Putrajaya, Selangor, Pulau Pinang dan Melaka.

Pasukan PS1M, pakar pemakanan dan pasukan sukarelawan ‘Blue Brigade’ daripada Dutch Lady Malaysia telah memulakan lawatan ke sembilan sekolah mambabitkan lebih 7,000 orang murid di Pulau Pinang dan Seberang Prai.

Sebelum tamat sesi persekolahan bagi tahun ini, pasukan dari Dutch Lady Malaysia akan turun ke 15 buah sekolah lagi di Selangor dan Melaka dengan penglibatan seramai 11,000 orang pelajar.

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83 pupils down with food poisoning after drinking free milk

Published: Thursday September 27, 2012 MYT 8:00:00 PM
Updated: Thursday September 27, 2012 MYT 8:02:54 PM
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By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH

MUAR: Eighty-three pupils of SK Parit Setongkat here suffered from food poisoning after they drank milk supplied under the free milk scheme.

The students, from Year One to Year Six, started to vomit and purge 30 minutes after they consumed the milk during recess at about 10am Thursday.

The school’s authorities, who did not allow the media to enter the school compound, alerted the Health Department, which rushed teams to the school.

Although about 950 pupils consumed the supplied milk, only 83 suffered food poisoning and were given the necessary treatment by the Health Department teams.

A check at the school showed works were being carried out to clean the canteen and some workers were seen disposing the remaining milk supply.

One of the pupils said he began to have stomach pain about 30 minutes after he drank the milk, forcing to run to the toilet.

“I vomited three times when I was in the toilet and purged twice.

“After I returned to my class, several friends also suffered similar pain and my teacher quickly took us to another room,” he said when met at his house near Jalan Salleh.

According to the boy, all affected pupils were given jabs and medication, and remained in school until 1.20pm.

Meanwhile, state Women, Family, Health and Community Development Committee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said food poisoning in schools should be resolved fast.

She said although none of the pupils in SK Parit Setongkat was sent to the hospital, the matter was serious as it involved school children.

“We want the Health Department and those involved in supplying food at all schools, including canteen operators, to ensure all food is fresh and clean,” she added.

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Susu 1Malaysia selamat diminum

13 Ogos 2012, Isnin

http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/Pendidikan/20120813/pe_01/Susu-1Malaysia-selamat-diminum
Oleh NORIZAN ABDUL MUHID
pendidikan@utusan.com.my

PENGURUS Hal Ehwal Korporat Ducth Lady Malaysia, Mohd. Afizi Mohd. Ross (tiga dari kiri) bersama wakil beberapa syarikat pembekal susu memegang pek susu 1Malaysia pada majlis Berbuka Puasa Program Susu 1Malaysia Bersama Media di Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur, baru-baru ini.

Bekalan susu ke sekolah menerusi Program Susu 1Malaysia (PS1M) yang diperkenalkan sejak dua tahun lalu telah dijamin selamat oleh kerajaan dan terbukti tidak mendatangkan kemudaratan kepada kesihatan murid.

Pengurus Hal Ehwal Korporat Dutch Lady Malaysia, Mohd. Afizi Mohd. Ross berkata, antara tujuan utama pelaksanaan program itu adalah untuk melahirkan generasi baru negara yang lebih kuat, tegap dan cerdas.

Menurutnya, di bawah program itu, pihaknya sudah mengedarkan 15.34 juta peka susu kepada 1,353 buah sekolah membabitkan seramai 295,738 murid di kawasan Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pulau Pinang dan Melaka.

“Pihak kami akan terus mempergiatkan bantuan kepada semua murid sekolah di seluruh Malaysia bagi menyemarakkan program kesedaran mengenai kepentingan susu yang menjadi asas kepada tumbesaran kanak-kanak,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian sewaktu mengadakan sesi taklimat PS1M bagi tahun 2012 dan majlis berbuka puasa bersama media di Carcosa Seri Negara baru-baru ini.

Hadir sama wakil-wakil syarikat susu dari Sabah International Dairies Sdn. Bhd. (SiD), Konsuma Sdn. Bhd. dan Hybrid Allied Sdn. Bhd. yang merupakan pembekal susu di bawah skim PS1M yang dilantik Kementerian Pelajaran, selain Dutch Lady.

Turut hadir wakil dari syarikat pemprosesan dan pembungkusan makanan utama, Tetra Pak (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. yang menjalin kerjasama dengan pembekal-pembekal tersebut.

Bagi syarikat pembekal susu SiD membabitkan 3,392 buah sekolah dengan seramai 580,306 pelajar di kawasan Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan dan Terengganu.

Konsuma pula membekalkan sebanyak 22.72 juta pek susu di 1,409 buah sekolah melibatkan 272,289 pelajar di kawasan Johor dan Pahang.

Hybrid Allied mengedarkan 18.94 juta pek susu bagi kawasan Perak, Perlis dan Kedah melibatkan 1,465 buah sekolah dengan bilangan pelajar seramai 288,865 orang.

Menurut Mohd. Afizi, bekalan susu PS1M sudah bermula Mac lalu dan melalui pemerhatian yang dijalankan sebelum ini berlakunya simptom lactose intoleranceatau masalah pengambilan diet menyebabkan berlakunya cirit-birit.

“Ada sesetengah kumpulan murid yang tidak bersarapan (perut kosong) dan minum susu selepas mengambil makanan yang pedas dan berminyak, sama ada mereka ini tidak pernah didedahkan untuk minum susu atau jarang mengambilnya.

“Program ini perlu diteruskan memandangkan ia membantu pelajar untuk lebih matang dalam cara pengambilan susu yang betul,” katanya.

Pada masa depan, kata beliau, pihaknya akan menjalankan penyelidikan terhadap keberkesanan susu terhadap murid dari semasa ke semasa bagi menambah baik pelaksanaan program tersebut.

Katanya, kempen nutrisi kepada doktor muda mengenai kebaikan susu turut digerakkan dengan melantik golongan doktor muda sebagai duta kecil bagi kempen tersebut selain melaksanakan kempen interaktif dikenali ‘Cabaran Kitar Kreatif’.

Milk suppliers ‘must be careful in delivery’

Monday, June 11, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has urged milk manufacturers and distributors to pay more attention to storage to avoid food poisoning at schools.

Deputy minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said distributors should be cautious as improper handling would pose a health risk to students who consumed the contaminated milk in schools.

“So far, milk production is done well but the handling from factory to schools is the part we are worried about,” she told the New Straits Times yesterday.

She was responding to the temporary suspension of milk to schools under the Mat Pintar Programme in Kota Kinabalu effective last month.

On May 18, 44 pupils of SJKC Lok Yuk in Menggatal and eight others from SK St Francis Convent were reported to have suffered stomach ache after consuming milk under the programme during recess.

Investigations at the affected schools revealed that the milk had been mishandled during distribution as evidenced from damaged cartons. Rosnah said based on laboratory results, microorganisms were detected in four out of 43 samples of milk.

“We have instructed the supplier to recall all the affected milk and urged distributors to exercise more caution while handling the products.”

She added that to ensure the safety of the milk under the Mat Pintar Programme, the ministry would strengthen control measures along the supply chain.

Read more: Milk suppliers ‘must be careful in delivery’ – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/milk-suppliers-must-be-careful-in-delivery-1.93234#ixzz1xRqoQGxa

Mishandling of cartons to blame for school milk poisoning

Monday, June 04, 2012

KOTA KINABALU: Investigations on the milk contamination incidents at two primary schools here showed that there has been mishandling of the dairy product during the distribution process.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said the ministry’s officers had now sealed the remaining stock at the affected schools — Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Lok Yuk, Menggatal, and Sekolah Kebangsaan St Francis Convent — following the order of suspension.

The distribution of milk to primary schools here under the “Mat Pintar” programme was temporarily suspended by the ministry on May 20 after 44 pupils of SJKC Lok Yuk and seven from SK St. Francis Convent suffered stomach ache and vomiting after consuming the drink.

“Investigations revealed that the UHT milk had been mishandled during the distribution process.

“This is evidenced from the damaged cartons,” Rosnah said in a statement.

“Based on laboratory results, micro-organisms were detected in four out of 43 samples.”

She said the ministry had instructed the supplier to recall all the affected UHT milk.

She also urged all milk distributors to exercise greater caution when distributing them to schools in future.

Rosnah added that in order to ensure the safety of the UHT milk under the “Mat Pintar” Programme, the Health Ministry would exercise stringent control measures along the milk supply chain under the programme.

Read more: Mishandling of cartons to blame for school milk poisoning – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/mishandling-of-cartons-to-blame-for-school-milk-poisoning-1.90649#ixzz1wsvtKmUB

Supply of milk to schools stopped

Thursday, May 31, 2012

PENAMPANG: The Health Ministry has issued a temporary stop order on the distribution of milk in all schools in Sabah following the recent food poisoning incidents involving schoolchildren.

.Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin says schools in Sabah should adhere to the instruction until investi- gations are concluded

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Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said schools in the state should adhere to the instruction until investigations carried out by the ministry’s Food Quality and Safety Division were concluded.

“The distribution of milk to schools in Sabah must be stopped until we get official results from the division. Since it’s a school break time, distribution of milk is a non-issue,” Rosnah said at the launch of traditional sport games in conjunction with the Kaamatan Festival 2012 by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman here yesterday.

On May 18, 44 pupils of SJKC Lok Yuk in Menggatal, near here, and eight others from SK St Francis Convent, were reported to have suffered stomachache after consuming milk during recess.

Rosnah, who is also Papar member of parliament, also sought the cooperation from schools in the state to lodge reports immediately to the state Health Department if similar incidents occurred.

“At the moment, such incidents occurred only at the two schools.”

Rosnah said she believed the milk storage aspect could be the contributing factor to the incidents.

“I would like to call on the manufacturer and distributor to pay more attention to the storage of milk.” Bernama

Read more: Supply of milk to schools stopped – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/supply-of-milk-to-schools-stopped-1.89457#ixzz1wPFLHPsH