Possible Cover-up in China Milk Scandal
He tenido que buscar informacion desde Asia, por no haber ninguna cobertura sobre este tema en USA.
(Cosa que no me sorprende…)
Sin embargo, este problema no embarca solo a Asia.
Ingredientes de comida contaminados por melamine han sido exportados desde China a todo el mundo, incluyendo 2 millones de lbs a los Estados Unidos.
MELAMINA NO ES EL UNICO CONTAMINANTE.
Es importante tomar precauciones, y no ingerir ningun producto comestible con origen chino, y esto sin tomar en cuenta la lista de ingredientes.
Ademas, no hay que tomar ningun producto que contenga leche en polvo, ni comprar leche en polvo, ni huevos u otro ingrediente a granel o por mayor de ninguna compania que no ponga por escrito que sus ingredientes no vienen desde China.
Aqui se puede ver mas videos, y obtener mas informacion, de momente está en ingles.
on melamine contamination
I have had to rely on news reports from Asia for background because there is no relevant coverage on this subject in the US. (Why am I not surprised?)
However, this is NOT just an “Asian” problem.
Food ingredients that may have been contaminated with melamine have been exported from China to all over the world including at least 2 million pounds of it to the United States.
Melamine not the only contaminant
The White Rabbit Candy in the story above did NOT have powdered milk listed as an ingredient, yet it still had melamine in it.
The other product the FDA identified in this news item sounds like some kind of off-brand coffee/dairy creamer combination.
Note that these are two obscure, low level companies who probably have no insider FDA connections which is probably why they were targeted while others are able to hide their involvement.
Until the FDA comes clean, I’d avoid ALL food products manufactured in China regardless of what’s in the listed ingredients.
I’d also avoid ALL manufactured food products that contain powdered milk sold by ANY company, US or otherwise, that won’t clearly state that they do not buy powdered milk (and eggs and other bulk commodity ingredients) from China.
Here’s what you need to know
Here are the indisputable facts of this case:
1. Chinese manufacturers are known to have added melamine to powdered milk products including baby food.
2. Melamine is not a permitted food additive in any country. It is an industrial product and is often contaminated with other toxins.
It damages the kidneys and is particularly dangerous, even fatal, to small children and infants.
3. Every other country on earth – including China – has removed all products made with Chinese-manufactured milk powder from their stores.
4. The FDA and the Bush Administration has made the US the only country on earth to have opted to leave these potentially tainted products on store shelves.
5. The FDA and the Bush administration knows that millions of pounds of Chinese-manufactured milk powder was imported into the US in the last twelve months.
6. It knows exactly what companies imported this material and the food manufacturers that used it know exactly what batches of their products this material is in.
7. The FDA and the Bush Administration further knows that:
a) injury and death associated with consumption of products containing melamine will not take place immediately (except perhaps in the case of infants) and
b) it will be practically impossible for sufferers of this tainted food to attribute their injuries to specific products since weeks, months or even years might pass between ingestion and symptoms.
By leaving these food products on store shelves, the FDA and the Bush Administration is deliberately risking serious harm to US consumers, no doubt hoping that because of the nature of the poisoning that they will be able get away with it and thus avoid the political consequences of a mass nationwide recall.
Please share this information with friends, family members and colleagues so they can
make an informed decision about what they eat.Knowing the parties involved – the Chinese government, the FDA, the Bush administration, the US news media, and corporate America – you can be sure that none of them can be trusted to look out for your welfare.
Avoid ALL food products manufactured in China and any product that contains milk powder that does not disclose its source. (Egg powder is also being identified as a potential source of this contamination.)