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Melamine in Mainland Milk Powder Updates

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    Melamine in Mainland Milk Powder Updates

    The Centre for Food Safety has been testing infant milk powders in HK.

    Here's a list of Formulas which are safe and DO NOT contain Melamine

    * Infant Formulas

    http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsn...rmula_0921.pdf

    * Follow-on Formulas
    http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsn...power_0921.pdf

    * Other Milk Drinks
    http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsn...erage_0921.pdf

    * Other Dairy Products
    http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsn...t_samples.html


    List of Products that DO contain Melamine
    http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsn...ected_0921.pdf

    We'll do our best to post updates here but you can also check the Centre of Food Safety's Website

    http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsn...t_samples.html

    List of Designated Outpatient Clinics
    http://www.ha.org.hk/visitor/ha_visi...n=100&Lang=ENG
    Last edited by rani; 09-23-2008 at 09:19 AM.

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    This is very scary and very sad. I hope people are made to pay for this. Imagine what it would be like to be a mother in China trying to feed your baby. Horrible. Apparently 13,000 babies are currently in hospital suffering kidney failure etc.

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    It's awful and I too feel for the Mothers who trusted the companies and fed their babies the powder! What's scary is that it was NOT an accident but was done on purpose to cut costs and to make the milk seem of a higher quality than it was.

    Only fresh Australian milk for us from now on. But makes me wonder about the people who can't afford the Australian milk and have to buy milk from China.

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    Random question, but what about the fresh milk available in Hong Kong, e.g. Kowloon Dairy. Where does the "raw" milk come from and is it collected on the Mainland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumtree View Post
    Random question, but what about the fresh milk available in Hong Kong, e.g. Kowloon Dairy. Where does the "raw" milk come from and is it collected on the Mainland?

    I have exactly the same question, as most of the writing on the containers is in Chinese so I can't read where the milk comes from. On the price label in the supermarket it says "Hong Kong", but surely there are not enough dairy farms (if any??) in HK to supply enough milk for Kowloon Dairy, Trappist, etc? So where is the actual source of the milk?

    Definitely Pura Australian milk for us from now on, even though it is more expensive.

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    thanx for posting the links rani! i tried to find the info this morning, but couldn't find it. though the news hasn't said anything about kowloon dairy or vita, i would be wary. definitely australian or american milk for us.

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    ...and melamine is a carcinogen in rats (causes higher incidence of bladder and urinary tract cancer). Maybe I'm being squeamish, but hmmm....

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    The fresh milk I was buying for my son (the Nestle in the clear carton with the red plastic top) says it is from Yuen Long on the side of the carton and so I assumed it was from HK.

    However info. of the governments website says that it is actually from China!!! According to government tests it does not contain melamine BUT other Nestle milk has been recalled because it does contain the chemical, including the Nestle Fresh Milk for catering.
    So I'm a little concerned about Nestle milk in general.

    The govt. website also says Trappist Milk comes from China, even though it also has Yuen Long, HK on its container.
    A friend whose wife works for the govt. centre for food safety says Trappist milk is being re-tested!

    According to the Chinese press the govt. is going to release today govt. clinics that will test HK children for kidney stones/problems.

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