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Chinese Still Drinking Toxic Milk- More Toxic Milk in the Market in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 21, 2010


Around the time of the olympics, China had a milk crisis. They effectively buried all news of the crisis, as they are Chinese and saving face is more important than saving lives, or so it would seem. Thus, after the Olympics the chicoms supposedly struck hard and fast. People were killed (business leaders executed), sentences were given, and China was left to wonder just wtf is wrong with this place. Then, a year ago, the toxic milk reared its ugly head, and then again this year. So, it really should come as no surprise that once again, Toxic Melamine milk is alive and well in China.

The excerpt below talks about how some of the toxic milk has once again entered the market and the authorities are leaving no stone unturned to find it. My questions are
1-did they ever stop producing melamine tainted milk in China
2-how much of this stuff has been consumed already
3-is this what we can expect from China as one of the climbing world powers…

excerpt:
” BEIJING – Market regulators in Xiangfan of Central China’s Hubei province have started an “all-out search” for a batch of dairy products that is believed to contain melamine – a toxic industrial chemical that killed at least six infants and sickened about 300,000 children across the country in 2008.The administration for industry and commerce in Xiangfan issued an urgent notice on Nov 15 asking all local businesses to look for 50 packages of a type of corn-flavor dairy beverage. It is unclear how many bags or boxes a package contains. The notice said the beverage might have entered the local market, but as of early last week, local authorities could not find any trace of them. Tests showed that the melamine level in the beverage measured as high as 4.8 milligram (mg) per kg, according to the notice.”

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