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China is still exporting some eggs that contain melamine. Eggs are not a product that sits on the back of the shelf for months. Therefore, it appears something is still uncorrected in the supply chain. (more…)

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Note: PPM means parts per million

Infant Formula

The current maximum standard for the average human’s consumption of melamine in the US is 2.5 parts per million, or ppm. This, of course assumes, that you will not consume your melamine-laced milk, with your possibly laced breakfast cereal and double you intake. The FDA has now set a standard for infants of 1 ppm.

It seems to me that most babies start out at less than a ratio of 1 to 2.5, so I don’t know how we arrived at the decision that this new standard would be acceptable. I guess we should be happy for small favors. (more…)

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My mother was an early follower of Adele Davis. She later became a nurse, after a first career as a stay-at-home-mom,  and is always on the lookout for news in the field. She knows the history of the FDA and events in the 50’s and 60’s. She sent me this recent article on melamine from the NYT: (more…)

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 As a reminder, melamine contamination in the imported USA food supply, is currently determined by FDA inspection of 1% of products moving though our ports: (more…)

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Nestles, Yili and the Chinese government’s progress on the melamine scandal. Another child kets kidney stones. Tons of animal feed are destroyed. (more…)

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Everlasting Distributors Inc. Issues a Nationwide Recall of Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits Because of Possible Health Risks

Contact:
Everlasting Distributors Inc.
201-823-0800 (more…)

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This year, so far, melamine has been found in Chinese originated: milk, infant formula, candies, yoghurts, and other dairy products, cream sauces, baked goods where dairy products are incorporated, some baking powers, and sex products. (And I think the question should be asked of breaded items, like fishsticks, where dairy may be incorporated.) Last year it was found in: flours, rice, pet foods, fish, fowl, and hog foods. Is there any doubt that the use of melamine is widespread in china?

Is there any question, that a global economy requires global inspection? Despite the daily struggles of those souls trying to stem the tide, is there any doubt we don’t have that? 

Global (horrors!)

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For sure folks, it’s everywhere, check your supplies!! How can something be so horrible and funny at the same time? I mean what if no one had checked? How many ways can we poison ourselves? (more…)

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More Melamine news. People food and follow up on pet food. (more…)

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