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Saturday, August 29, 2009

sugarcane

sugarcane

 

A friend whose father works for the government health inspection passed on his info. Their job is to inspect all hawkers, their cooked food, their store hygiene, etc. They found sugar cane juice has the highest content of bacteria among all food. In fact, it has exceeded the set limit.

Hence, these guys had to find out why. They went round all sugar cane stores and watched the way the hawkers handled their sugar cane, wash their glasses, their entire procedure. But they couldn't find the problem.

One day, they stayed till closing time and discovered some shocking facts! Whenever, the hawkers closed their stores, they would wash the floor with detergent... As we know, the remaining sugar canes will be placed at the back of the store, vertically standing and as sugar canes are very porous, they tend to absorb whatever liquid around them.

Besides the soapy water, the dirt on hawkers' boots, cats' urine, etc, will all be absorbed?? Now, whenever I eat at a hawker centre, I would warn all my friends about this and of course I stopped drinking my favorite sugar cane juice.

A friend, who loved sugar cane juice, was pregnant. She was always drinking sugar cane juice. Anyway, one day she miscarried and the fetus was already like 6 or 7 months old, I think. When the doctors did an autopsy to find out why all of a sudden the fetus had died inside her, they found traces of some chemical substance, which was found in cat urine...

Large traces of it.

While it would not be able to harm adults, it was extremely toxic to babies, what more a fetus? So they tried to determine how this cat urine thing could have ended up in the fetus. This meant that it had to be digested by the mother, right? And the only logical conclusion they could come up with was that since these sugar cane juice stall holders just leave the canes lying around on the wet and dirty floor, it would not be impossible to think that stray cats could have peed on those sugar canes or near those sugar canes. So think carefully the next time you order that favorite sugar cane juice!

 

Note: I got this via email.

31 comments:

  1. Huh? So we should be really careful with what drink right? We never know what is in our body...

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  2. for real??!! 0_0
    thanks for sharing the info

    minum air kelapa je la lps ni hehe~

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  3. for real??!! 0_0
    thanks for sharing the info

    minum air kelapa je la lps ni hehe~

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  4. Salam for you...

    I don`t like sugar cane juice.
    But I love carrot juice... :)

    :)

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  5. euwww~ thanx god, i m a coffee addict

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  6. Lucky me. I don't drink tebu.

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  7. wa.... takootnyer!!!!

    But, if the hawkers never put their sugarcane on the floor??

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  8. biaq btoi...huhu seb bek x minat...xdela kuciwa sgt hik3...

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  9. If you see this people storing their Sugar Cane vertically on the floor, make sure not to buy from them... Then again, Sugar Cane is not healthy for us too. Too sweet lah~

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  10. gula pun dari tebu...

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  11. Hey, I've read this from my email too. Wonder if it's really true or not, but better be safe than sorry! : )

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  12. Btw, why did you revert back to your original name? What happened to Brian Kinney?

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  13. Tak berapa suka air tebu.

    Thanks for the info!

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  14. I remember when I was just a little girl every once in a while my dad would bring me a sugar cane.

    I thought it was such a treasure. He couldn't have made me happier if he had brought me a bucket full of gold.

    But, yes this is something that everyone really needs to be aware of.

    It's also just not with sugar cane either.

    If anyone has a garden and they own cats they should never ever give any of the vegetables from that garden to any pregnant woman.

    Cat urine can also cause blindness for the baby she is carrying.

    Our daughter who owns cats always were gloves when ever she changed the litter box when she was pregnant.

    You have done a great service here Faisal with this post!!

    I am sorry to hear about your friend's loss. It is always a terrible ordeal to have a miscarriage. But, to have been so far along when it happened, well, I can't even begin to understand the pain entire family must have endured.

    Blessings to you and I hope you have a great week!!
    Jackie

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  15. is dat true??
    dangerous bebbbb..
    btw, thnks 4 d sharing...gud info...

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  16. wat a scary fact...

    a sad thing because I love sugar cane juice... :(

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  17. tekkaus - sometimes feel like i just want to drink plain water and eat porridge. that's all. seems everything can be harmful.

    adila - tapi tebu sedap kan? :(

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  18. zyma - carrot juice? with condense milk? careful with the sugar intake :)

    balqissy
    - careful with the caffeine :D

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  19. cahaya - oh. lucky you. i drank tebu last week!

    zam - are you sure? :) unless you make it yourself.

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  20. imheppie - oh tak suka tebu? rugi tau :P

    ladyviral - i just can't resist the deliciousness! :D

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  21. ijad - tapi gula telah diproses :)

    foong - yea. agree with you better be safe than sorry :)

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  22. foong - haha. why do you like brian kinney so much? :P

    iesha - ayah tahu tentang ni tak? maybe boleh dapatkan kepastian :)

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  23. jackie - i really love your comment as you will really spend time commenting regarding the topic. really appreciate :)

    hehe. are you sure jackie that sugarcane is much better than gold even though you were a kid at that time? if it was me, i doubt LOL.

    oh, i didn't know that veggie can absorb liquids too. this is new to me... cat urine is scary :(

    jackie, i guess you miss the note :) it's not me who wrote this, i got it via email and share it here :)

    i hope it's useful.

    you have great day jackie :)

    dalia - yep. it's true i suppose :) no problem.

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  24. witch - you are just like me! :(

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  25. baru je semalam minum air ni...kalau dah tau camni gayanya, tukar menu pulak lah...

    jus dragon fruit....

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  26. kcy - haha. susah la nak elak minum tebu. sangat sedap! haha.

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  27. I didn't say I like Brian Kinney, I just wonder why you change back to Faisal. So where did you hide your alter ego? : )

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  28. foongpc - hehe, somehow i just want to be myself and tell the whole world. but part of me say no :(

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  29. eeeeeeee ni yang aku tak mau minum tebu dah pasni..habislah dunia sekarang..sumer mender dah tak leh nak percaya dah..huhu

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  30. axim - tebu la sedap! :D

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  31. Anonymous9:01 PM

    Technology truly has become completely integrated to our existence, and I can say with 99% certainty that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.

    I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory falls, the possibility of uploading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I daydream about every once in a while.

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