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This post was edited by vincent001 at 2011-12-26 10:10

A batch of Mengniu milk was found to contain excessive levels of flavacin M1 - a substance linked to liver cancer, the country's top quality watchdog said over the weekend.


The batch did not reach the market, officials said.

The Inner Mongolia-based Mengniu Dairy Group yesterday apologized to consumers and said the products involved have been destroyed.


The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said during a routine inspection flavacin M1 was discovered in a batch of boxed milk produced at the company's plant in Meishan, in the southwestern province of Sichuan.


Tests showed that the milk, produced on October 18, contained flavacin levels of 1.2 micrograms per kilogram - 140 times higher than the country's permitted level.


Flavacin M1 is found in food mold and can cause severe liver damage, including liver cancer. In 1998, the World Health Organization listed flavacin M1 as a Class A carcinogen.


Mengniu accepted the inspection results and said that the products had since been destroyed.


The dairy giant has been involved in several scandals in recent years.


Last month, quality authorities in south China's Guangdong Province said Mengniu ice-cream contained high levels of bacteria.

In April, 251 pupils fell ill after drinking Mengniu milk at a school in the northwestern Shaanxi Province.



The company was also embroiled in the country's worst food safety scandal in recent years.


In 2008, Mengniu infant formula and other brands were found tainted with industrial chemical melamine. The problem milk left six children dead and sickened about 300,000.

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Post time 2011-12-26 13:09:53 |Display all floors
This adds one more to the "why worship foreign brands?" ...
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Post time 2011-12-26 13:12:50 |Display all floors

It happens everywhere.

This post was edited by robert237 at 2011-12-25 21:14

In the USA December 22, 2011. Lebanon, Missouri, USA.

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000
of its stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was given the formula became gravely
ill with a suspected bacterial infection and died after being taken off life support,
the retailer said Wednesday.

The Lebanon Daily Record reported that Avery was taken to
St. John's Hospital-Lebanon late last week after appearing lethargic and displaying what his
family said were signs of a stomach ache. He was later moved to St. John's Hospital-Springfield,
and preliminary tests showed that he had contracted a rare bacterial infection,
Cronobacter sakazakii, the newspaper reported. He died Sunday after being removed from life support.

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This is so terrible!!!
How can we feed our babies in the US???
blah blah blah blah... so terrible our government... blah, blah blah, blah blah blah blah....

You mean China isn't the only country that has bad baby formula once in a while?
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2011-12-26 13:22:09 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2011-12-26 13:12
In the USA December 22, 2011. Lebanon, Missouri, USA.

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — Wal-Mart has pulled a ba ...

Yes, it happens everywhere. But things have not improved since the brand was involved in China's milk scandal in 2008. Mengniu, one of China's famous milk industry, is shameless to continue to kill people.

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Post time 2011-12-26 13:28:36 |Display all floors
we are in 2011, were you talking about the story back in 2008?

Ur post scared me.
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Post time 2011-12-26 13:31:28 |Display all floors
vincent001 Post time: 2011-12-25 21:22
Yes, it happens everywhere. But things have not improved since the brand was involved in China's m ...

At least they found the problem before the milk was released to the public this time.
That's progress my friend.
Progress, not perfection... this is not a perfect world and never will be.
I'm glad nobody died this time.
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Post time 2011-12-26 13:31:34 |Display all floors
vincent001 Post time: 2011-12-25 21:22
Yes, it happens everywhere. But things have not improved since the brand was involved in China's m ...

At least they found the problem before the milk was released to the public this time.
That's progress my friend.
Progress, not perfection... this is not a perfect world and never will be.
I'm glad nobody died this time.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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