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Post time 2008-9-13 19:44:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by laincoubert at 2008-9-13 19:02
At least this one is not a substitution racket.E.g Wheat for baby milk powder.

Poor inspection procedures.Sanlu can not regain consumer confidence.It should not exist after this.


That's right, this company should be permanently shut down, this is the 2nd freaking time they do this , and so far they don't even have the decency to say sorry at least.

If anyone here have any friends or know something using Sanlu products, please tell them to refund them and NEVER BUY FROM THEM AGAIN.

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Post time 2008-9-13 20:45:11 |Display all floors
Sanlu is the problem of China but food poisoning is not a Chinese problem alone. Here is a report from yesterday about a new food scandal in Japan. No country is safe from this and this includes th US as well. Or why do you think the import of beef from the US into several East Asian countries is prohibited? . All that has to be done is to take drastic steps by the local authorities.


Half the tainted rice already sold for food

A survey by the agriculture ministry has found that Mikasa Foods may have already sold 705 tons, or half of the rice tainted with pesticides or other toxins, as fit for human consumption.

The ministry says the Osaka-based company bought the imported rice totaling 1,407 tons from the government and trading firms since 2003.

A pesticide called methamidophos was found in 800 tons of the rice. The ministry says 229 tons of the amount was sold to caterers and confectioners in Tokyo and elsewhere.
The company also sold another 476 tons to breweries despite knowing that the rice was tainted with traces of another type of pesticide or a toxin produced by mold.The ministry suspects that some of the tainted rice has already been consumed.

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Post time 2008-9-13 21:41:16 |Display all floors
Originally posted by satsu_jin at 2008-9-13 20:45
Sanlu is the problem of China but food poisoning is not a Chinese problem alone. Here is a report from yesterday about a new food scandal in Japan. No country is safe from this and this includes th ...


After carefully inquire into the matter of this Japanese rice problem.

I just found out that China is also involved here, but this is the scenario

1) The Japanese firms bought the rice with contamination from the Japanese government for industrial use -glue and paper making.
2) The Japanese firm only sold a fraction of that rice for industrial use
3) They then sold the rest of the rice for human consumption because the boss really needed the money.
4) The rice was imported from multiple sources, such as China, Vietnam and the USA.
5) The imported rice was clearly marked unfit for consumption.

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Post time 2008-9-13 21:58:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by snowisred at 2008-9-13 22:41


After carefully inquire into the matter of this Japanese rice problem.

I just found out that China is also involved here, but this is the scenario

1) The Japanese firms bought the rice w ...



The rice was clearly marked as unfit for human consumption therefore the subject of origin was not important over here. It is the greed of some companies and individuals that is to be blamed and this applies to all food scandals, be they in the West, in Japan or in China.

Btw, part of the rice was also imported from Thailand, hence four import countries but, once again, none is to be blamed because this rice was not destined for public sale.

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Post time 2008-9-14 14:05:13 |Display all floors

Emergency response begins over milk powder incident

BEIJING -- China's State Council, the Cabinet, has started the first-class national food safety emergency response to deal with the tainted Sanlu milk powder incident that has caused kidney stones in at least 432 babies.

The State Council has set up a national leading group comprising officials from the Health Ministry, the quality watchdog and local governments for the incident.
A preliminary investigation has confirmed the Sanlu baby milk powder contaminated by melamine was the cause of kidney stones in infants, said an official statement released here Saturday evening.

The melamine substance found in some of the Sanlu products was deliberately added to increase the protein percentage in raw milk or milk powder, it said.

The statement said the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council attached high importance to the issue, urging all-out efforts in treating the affected babies. The patients will be given free medical treatment and the cost will be shouldered by the government.
Meanwhile, the State Council urged a thorough overhaul of the milk powder market, directing the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) to join other departments to check all the brands of baby formulas circulating in the market, and immediately pull those disqualified products off shelves.

The reason why the Sanlu baby formula was contaminated must be found out as soon as possible, the State Council said, directing the local government and relevant departments to overhaul all the links including the milk powder production, cow raising, raw milk collection and dairy processing.

Based on the findings, the criminals and all those responsible would be severely punished, it said.

Relevant local government and departments should draw lessons from the incident and improve the food safety and quality supervision mechanism to ensure the food safety of the public, it added.

The State Council has directed the provincial government of Hebei, where the Sanlu group is based, to halt production of the group. An investigation team set up by the health ministry and other departments is also in the province to probe into the cause, and the quality watchdog AQSIQ is conducting an all-round overhaul of baby milk powder producers across the country.

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Post time 2008-9-15 14:32:37 |Display all floors
At first, Sanlu  had said its products did not have any quality problems because they had passed State food safety tests.Then as the investigation went on, Sanlu said its milk food had been contaminated with a chemical called melamine . How contradictory they are! In fact, Sanlu received complaints as early as March and company tests in August found that the milk powder contained melamine. I wonder why they dare to keep it secret. I cannot help remembering one of hospitals not report the case to the Health Ministry when SARS epidemic broke out in China. Also, the government should urge the the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine to shoulder their responsibility to take effective measures to ensure the food safety.

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