Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Chinese Products Getting PUMMELLED

And deservedly so.......

Lets go through some history

Dog food with melamine in it awhile back.

Then it was toys exported with lead paint.

Now it is milk with melamine, candy with melamine & infant formula with melamine. Over 20 dairy companies now have been found guilty of doing this. This is NOT some limited issue.

The real questions is "Are Chinese products safe?" It is going to temporarily hurt exports, hurting chinese exporters.....and for a DAMN good reason. While cheaper costs attract businesses there if consumers won't buy a darn chinese product there will be ZERO benefit of producing in China. The first guy over china's product safety was SENTENCED to death over a year ago and apparently the problems with their countries product safety continue.

"Melamine, which is high in nitrogen, is used to make plastics and fertilizers and experts say some amount of the chemical may be transferred from the environment during food processing. But in China's case, suppliers trying to boost output are believed to have diluted their milk, adding melamine because its nitrogen content can fool tests aimed at verifying protein content.
Melamine can cause kidney stones, leading to kidney failure. Infants are particularly vulnerable. Melamine has been associated with contaminated infant formula and other Chinese products containing milk protein. On Wednesday, the Chinese government identified 15 more Chinese dairy companies as producing milk products contaminated with melamine, bringing the total to 20 companies. At least 100 batches of milk powder have been found to contain the chemical, according to data on the food safety administration's Web site."

Dan Ross

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