Posts Tagged ‘melamine’

And, of course, Melamine redux – this time with babies

From here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/world/asia/17milk.html?th&emc=th
and here: http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/1316907/2085421

Some of you may recall the pet food fiasco in which melamine added to petfood caused thousands of deaths of animals, and was eventually tracked down to adulteration of ingredients in China.
Specially it was traced to the addition of plastic – melamine, like your grandmother's unbreakable dishes – which confused the analysis of protein by adding more nitrogen, and causing it to read higher.

Well, here it is again, in infant formula.
They've got infants with acute kidney failure.
Baby formula made with contaminated powered milk.
The contamination has mainly been found in China, but the companies involved have shipped products to other countries.
It's turned up in youghert in Hong Kong, for example.

Wasn't I just saying something about responsibility?
Why has regulation turned into a four-letter word?

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