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Ah Breathe Easier, Hysteria To Blame For Milk Sickness in China, Not The Milk!- Idiocy in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 27, 2011


Man I love this place! Who needs reality shows, just plug into the chicom channel and laugh your ass off!!

Here is the deal. A bunch of Chinese drank some milk. These same cChinesegot sick and were sent to the hospital, about 251 of them. To most of us, it would appear that the milk was the culprit, but not to the brain trust running China. Read the news blurb below, but the short answer according to the chicoms is

The report said the symptoms were likely the result of the way the students had drunk the milk that morning. “After drinking the cold milk with an empty belly, some students experienced upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms of gastritis…,then seemed to be spread to the rest. “That might be caused by hysteria,” ” it said.”!!

Hmm okay. So 251 kids all had an empty belly and all drank the stuff too fast and all got sick! WTF are the chicoms thinking? I cannot imagine making up funnier stuff than I have seen here.
I am serious, I cannot imagine living anywhere else but China. I’m tired, been working a ton but when I see such unadulterated bullshit I have to chuckle and cannot imagine a better place to live. China, a wonderful mix of Never Neverland (minus MJ protruding member, or maybe the other nevernever land- and Peyton place). I mean who needs Jersey shore or whatever the heck that show with those obnoxious ladies is, I got a reality channel, China style!

From here:
“BEIJING – No pathogenic bacteria were detected in milk that sent young students to a hospital for treatment in a city of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, local food safety officials said on Tuesday. On the morning of April 22, as many as 251 children at the Yuhe Town Central Primary School, in Yulin city’s Yuyang district, fell ill after drinking school milk produced by the Mengniu Dairy Group.

According to test results, it met China’s national standards for food safety and no pathogens were detected in the milk or the students’ vomit and feces.

The report said the symptoms were likely the result of the way the students had drunk the milk that morning. “After drinking the cold milk with an empty belly, some students experienced upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms of gastritis,” it said.

Zhao Yuanhua, vice-president of the Mengniu Dairy Group, said there are other reasons to believe the milk was safe. “Students at another primary school in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province, drank 700 cartons of milk from the same batch,” she told China Daily on Tuesday. “None of them experienced any discomfort.”

Zhao said teachers at the school have said that the vomiting, stomach aches and other symptoms had at first appeared among only 16 students and then seemed to be spread to the rest. “That might be caused by hysteria,” she said.

“If several children began to vomit and have stomach aches, it’s possible that hundreds of others may be influenced by that phenomenon and undergo a collective reaction,” said Ji Xuesong, a professor at Peking University’s institute of mental health.

Zhao Yuanhua said Mengniu and local affiliate dealers oversee the distribution of 2.45 million milk cartons to 5,500 schools in China every day.

Despite the company’s assurances, experts in food safety said they were skeptical of the test results.

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