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Chinese Baby Formula Contamination - Can you trust any consumable made in China?

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:21am

This is yet another reason, if not proof, that Chinese manufacturers appear to place $$ higher than public health and safety. That ANYONE would be foolish enough to put melamine into a human consumable.. this AFTER how many hundreds of pets were killed last year by the same contaminant… is just shocking. I remain appalled and completely unwilling to trust any consumable product from China. Eat them at your own peril!

The real question, though, is how will China punish these individuals now that Chinese citizens have died. Then, based upon that, how should they treat those who added fake heparin to create the massive recall earlier this year that resulted in many more human fatalities. - Jill
MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

FDA issued a Health Information Advisory to consumers and healthcare professionals regarding milk-based infant formula manufactured in China. The Chinese manufactured infant formula may be contaminated with melamine. Melamine artificially increases the protein profile of milk and can cause kidney diseases. Currently, no Chinese manufacturers of infant formula have fulfilled the requirements to sell this product in the United States. FDA officials are investigating whether or not infant formula manufactured in China is being sold in specialty markets which serve the Asian community. Caregivers should not feed infant formula manufactured in China to infants and should replace any product from China with an appropriate infant formula manufactured in the United States. Individuals should contact their health care professional if they have questions regarding their infant’s health or if they note changes in their infant’s health status.

Read the entire 2008 MedWatch Safety Summary, including a link to the FDA Health Information Advisory regarding the above issue:

http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.htm#formulaChina

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