Melamine itself is nitrogen-rich and is sometimes illegally added to food products to increase their apparent protein content. In the end, Baidu admitted that a public relations company acting for milk producer Sanlu asked it to screen out negative news about the contaminated milk scandal.
Since the news of the melamine contamination began to circulate, at least 25 countries stopped importing Chinese dairy products. Some 1, babies, mostly newborns, are currently in hospitals and of them are suffering from acute kidney failure.
Analysts say the incident is an embarrassing failure for China's product safety system, which was revamped after a spate of international recalls and warnings last year over a range of goods. Little comfort in milk scandal verdicts.
This is a whole new level of community protest. After this the milk will be loaded on trucks that will transport it to milk processing and packaging centre. They did this again in August and September," he said.
That is why, to reduce the costs and the dependence on non-core activities, companies generally outsource. The Inner Mongolia region produces over one-fourth of China's milk,  and Mengniu and Yili have invested millions to establish state-of-the-art dairy facilities in its capital, Hohhot.
Some 1, babies, mostly newborns, are currently in hospitals and of them are suffering from acute kidney failure. SingaporeThe scandal began with complaints over milk powder by Sanlu Group Co. The crisis has raised doubts about the effectiveness of tighter controls China promised after a series of food safety scares in recent years over contaminated seafood, toothpaste and a pet food ingredient tainted with melamine.
Yet, such is the allure of the China market, most multinational firms will probably want to maintain their interest. But his report was published Sept.
Despite complaints from consumers it took no action to highlight the issue or improve its product. Since the crisis emerged, four people have been arrested, with more expected. It was not entirely clear why Mr. Spare a thought for people trying to run responsible businesses.
The most important advantage of outsourcing is the reduction in the costs. Authorities reportedly seized 2, tons of powdered milk in Sanlu's warehouses. Disappointed internet users asked why Mr.
Another recent side-effect has been restrictions imposed by Hong Kong authorities on the amount of milk powder mainland Chinese visitors are allowed to buy in the territory.
It will difficult to keep check on it. By then, thousands of babies had been affected. In this society, where there are so many risks and temptations, it is hard to even tell a simple truth.
If they do anything wrong the data will be collected automatically and company will get alert and that particular milk centre will be penalised. On March 31, he finally decided to lodge a formal request at the county. Wang got an unexpected visit from Sanlu.
Zhang said he now has warehouses full of contaminated milk powder and is trying to get refunds from Sanlu. Wake up to the inevitability of having to pay higher prices for goods. What are the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing?.
Melamine in Milk - Update Tainted Chinese Dairy Products China Current Affairs Report 10 October officials to make a point, as it did after a similar product safety crisis in Sanlu and 46 other dairy companies have had their exemption from government food safety.
The Story Behind China's Tainted Milk Scandal. BEIJING—The crisis began August 2, unknowing parents went on giving their children the contaminated milk made by Sanlu, which is China's. On 12 September shook Sanlu Group, the largest producer of milk powder in China, the country when it admitted that its infant formula was contaminated with the toxic chemical melamine.
THE SANLU CRISIS IN In the milk crisis inmelamine, a toxic industrial chemical sometimes used to make plastics and fertilizer and able to cause kidney stones if consumed, was found to be added into diluted raw milk to make it appear richer in protein in quality tests.
Dec 30, · An executive of the Chinese dairy company Sanlu Group pleaded guilty Wednesday over her role in the contaminated milk scandal that sickened nearlyinfants, state-run media reported. Read "Media manipulation in the Sanlu milk contamination crisis, Public Relations Review" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips.Sanlu milk crisis