Death Toll rises in China for melamine scandal

More child deaths linked to China's melamineLast Updated: Sunday, November 16, 2008 The Associated PressThe death toll in the melamine scandal may be higher than China's government suggests based on a recent revelation that at least five more children died after drinking infant formula tainted with the industrial chemical.One of the deaths that may be linked to the scandal occurred in Liti village in Henan province in central China's wheat and corn flatlands.Farmer Li Xiaoquan and his wife were the parents of baby twin girls, but tragedy struck just before dawn on Sept. 10 … [Read more...]

China Food Fears Go From Pets To People with melamine crisis growing bigger each day

China Food Fears Go From Pets To PeopleBy Ariana Eunjung Cha Washington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, April 25, 2007; Page A01SHANGHAI -- Something was wrong with the babies. The villagers noticed their heads were growing abnormally large while the rest of their bodies were skin and bones. By the time Chinese authorities discovered the culprit -- severe malnutrition from fake milk powder -- 13 had died.The scandal, which unfolded three years ago after hundreds of babies fell ill in an eastern Chinese province, became the defining symbol of a broad problem in China's economy. … [Read more...]

FDA information on banned melamine products

Melamine Contamination in China (Updated: October 31, 2008)Topics on this PageIntroduction Update on FDA's Investigation FDA's Warnings/Advisories News Updates List of Company Recalls Information for Consumers Information for Industry FDA's Interim Safety and Risk Assessment of Melamine and Melamine-Related Compounds in Food FDA's Testing Methods Other ResourcesIntroductionOn September 12, 2008, in light of reports from China of infant formula contaminated with melamine, the FDA issued a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pirate Coins found to contain melamine

Pirate's Gold Premium Chocolate Coins candies were indeed removed from store shelves -- in Canada. "The Pirates Gold Coins were not distributed in the United States," Stephanie Kwisnek, spokeswoman for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said in an e-mail response to questions from The Daily Journal. On Oct. 8, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, similar to the U.S. FDA, issued a warning about the candy, which is manufactured in China and distributed by Maryland-based Sherwood Brands. "Some of the source ingredients in the candy were from China," Marilyn Taylor of the food inspection … [Read more...]

Body Paint found with melamine.

OMG, is there anything that has not had melamine added to it? This is crazy. Who is investigating this mess? Who sells the melamine to all these companies? If this is a banned product why is it used in so many items meant for human consumption??Associated Press 2008-10-30 02:45 PMAn Australian importer of edible body paint has withdrawn the Chinese-made novelty item after authorities found it contained the industrial chemical melamine, an official said Thursday.A limited amount of chocolate and strawberry-flavored Boxer Lovers Body Pen Set … [Read more...]

China animal feed has melamine in it. This is why the eggs have melamine

Report: China's animal feed tainted with melamine By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer © 2008 The Associated Press Oct. 30, 2008, 10:28AM BEIJING — The industrial chemical melamine is commonly added to animal feed in China to make it appear higher in protein, state media reported Thursday, in what appeared to be a tacit admission by the government that contamination is widespread in the country's food supply.The practice of mixing melamine into animal feed is an "open secret" in the industry, the Nanfang Daily newspaper reported, describing a process of repackaging … [Read more...]

China has eggs found with Melamine!

China begins investigation of tainted eggs By MarketWatch Last update: 11:08 p.m. EDT Oct. 28, 2008 BEIJING (AFP) -- Officials in northeastern China said Wednesday they were looking into reports that eggs from a local company were tainted with the chemical melamine, state media reported. The government of Dalian, a major port city, said in a notice that contaminated eggs discovered in Hong Kong were produced by a local company on Sept. 6, the Xinhua news agency said. Xinhua didn't name the company. Earlier reports had mentioned the Hanwei Group, one of China's top egg … [Read more...]

UN urges Bangladesh vigilance over melamine. More milk products tainted

UN urges Bangladesh vigilance over melamine11 hours agoDHAKA (AFP) — UN agencies Wednesday urged Bangladesh to act quickly to determine the extent of melamine contamination in milk products in the nation after criticism over its testing methods.The Food and Agriculture Organisation, World Health Organisation and the UN Children's Fund in Bangladesh said they were willing to offer the use of "internationally certified" laboratories to test for the industrial chemical.Growing numbers of countries have pulled mostly China-made milk products from shelves after tests found they … [Read more...]

Toxic chemicals found in Chinese-made bean jam-toluene and ethyl acetate

Toxic chemicals found in Chinese-made bean jamSmall quantities of toxic chemicals toluene and ethyl acetate have been found in more bean jam imported from China by a Shizuoka Prefecture food company, local governments said. The announcements come after traces of the chemicals were found in bean jam imported by the same company and sold in Nagoya.In August, a couple living in Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture, began vomiting after eating some of the jam, according to Yamanashi Prefectural Government officials. After learning from news reports that traces of toluene and ethyl acetate had … [Read more...]

Lotte USA recalls product with melamine, Koala’s cookies

Company recalls cookies over melamine concerns BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A company is recalling Koala's March creme-filled cookies from U.S. shelves because they were made in China and may be contaminated with melamine.Lotte USA Inc. says Friday that it initiated the recall on Sept. 29. The Michigan-based company says it's not aware of any illnesses associated with the products.The recall covers king-size chocolate, white chocolate and strawberry flavors. It also includes family pack-size chocolate, white chocolate, strawberry, chestnut, Hawaii chocolate and Hawaii pineapple … [Read more...]

More tainted milk products with melamine, see updated list here

Thursday, October 16, 2008 Another milk product tainted with melamineONE more China-made milk product was tested positive for melamine contamination.The Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) said LOTTE Strawberry Snack KOALA Biscuit contains the toxic substance.This brings to four the total number of milk products that were found positive of melamine. The other three are Jollycow Slender High Calcium Low Fat Milk, Greedfood Yili Fresh Milk, and Mengniu Drink.Please read about the effects of melamine on the body here.The 34 other products tested for melamine last Wednesday … [Read more...]

Update, higher toll then reported Chinese children ill from toxic milk formula

Local media reports differ from official tally last made on Sept. 21 Oct 08, 2008 10:20 AM Reuters News AgencyBEIJING-The toll of Chinese children ill from toxic milk formula may have nearly doubled since the Health Ministry's last public count, local media reports show, but an official said on Wednesday the number of new cases was falling.Beijing is struggling with fallout from adulteration of milk with the industrial chemical melamine. At home four babies have died, and thousands of infants fell sick, while around the world products made with Chinese milk have been recalled.The … [Read more...]

Cadbury Chocolate found with melamine

Tainted Cadbury chocolate found in Hong KongBy GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press WriterSun Oct 5, 10:43 AM ETHong Kong said Sunday it found two Cadbury chocolate products contained considerably more of the industrial chemical melamine than the city's legal limit in a growing scandal over tainted food made in China.Iran banned imports of all dairy products from China because of the contamination concerns, state radio reported.In China, the food safety watchdog said no traces of the melamine were found in new tests of milk powder sold domestically, as officials sought to restore … [Read more...]

Latest melamine-tainted product: Lipton powdered milk tea

Gosh, I am sorry to keep adding all these articles about melamine, but everyday it seems a new food is added to the banned or dangerous food list! This is very scary. Obviously many people need better information, because my traffic has shot up since I started posting updates and articles about what foods are banned and the effects of melamine on our bodies. Here is the latest:Latest melamine-tainted product: Lipton powdered teaWhere did all the milk tea go?Tuesday, Sep 30, 2008 - 08:04 AMHONG KONG (AP) -- Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever said today it has started recalling … [Read more...]

Cheese Cracker Recalled-contains Melamine, sold in Taiwan Costco

Taipei - A Taiwan company began Tuesday to recall a batch of cheese cracker sandwiches imported from Malaysia after finding the toxic chemical melamine in the biscuits.The Golden Kestrel Co Ltd ordered the recall after test results at two laboratories showed traces of melamine in the Regimen House cheese cracker sandwich, the company said on its website.The result from one lab showed the cracker contained 29 parts per million (ppm) of melamine while the other test showed its melamine concentration is 17 ppm.Taiwan's permitted melamine concentration is 2.5 ppm.Golden Kestrel … [Read more...]

Singapore finds five more tainted Chinese foods

SINGAPORE (AP): Singapore has found traces of a toxic chemical in five more Chinese-made food products, including the first non-dairy items that had milk as an ingredient, authorities said Wednesday.Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, known as AVA, said that samples of Dutch Lady-brand banana and honeydew flavored milk, Silang-brand potato crackers and two kinds of puffed rice balls imported from China were contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical that can cause kidney stones and lead to kidney failure.The crackers and rice balls were the first non-dairy products … [Read more...]

Melamine Crisis hits more global companies- tainted milk.

Tainted milk crisis hits more global companies the world's largest meat processor.SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Snackers, beware: Your favorite chocolate or creamy treats might contain milk contaminated with melamine.The list of companies facing potential recalls grew Friday as reports of foods tainted with the industrial chemical melamine, which has been blamed in the deaths of four Chinese infants, spread to a widening range of products.Food companies around the globe are rushing to assess their products and in some cases setting new strategies to prevent problems."We have to think about any … [Read more...]

Melamine found in baby cereral and other products, banned list

Baby cereal latest problem in China milk scandal (09-26) 17:35 PDT BEIJING, China (AP) -- The list of products caught in China's tainted milk scandal grew Friday to include baby cereal in Hong Kong and snack foods in Japan, while Taiwan reported three children and a mother with kidney stones in the island's first cases possibly linked to the crisis.The Japanese government also said it had suspended imports of milk and milk products from China, where some 54,000 children have developed kidney stones or other illnesses after drinking baby formula contaminated with the industrial … [Read more...]

Food and Products banned from Melamine Scare

More new products you would not even expect found with melamine. This is truly a crisis.I do not understand why there is not more in the news about this.Taiwan bans melamine-tainted additive ammonium bicarbonate from ChinaTaiwan News, Website Editorial Staff 2008-10-18 04:12 PM+ Enlarge This imageA Chinese worker checks ingredients in milk products in a lab of Yili Industrial Group Co., one of China's largest dairy producers, in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia region, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. Italy … [Read more...]