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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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 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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Finally, the FDA, with the speed of world traveling planaria, reacts:

US to detain food shipments from China

[…Under the directive, FDA inspectors at U.S. ports of entry will detain foods from China made with milk and certain ingredients derived from milk. Importers must pay to have their products tested by an independent laboratory that meets FDA standards. Only products found to be melamine-free will be allowed into the country.

The order also applies to pet foods and some bulk protein products, the focus of a melamine recall in 2007.

Essentially, the FDA action shifts the burden of proof to Chinese companies, which must now supply evidence that their products are safe. Most consumers should not be affected, since major U.S. food manufacturers get their milk ingredients here.”The FDA should have acted sooner to ban these milk products from entering the country,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, chairwoman of a panel that oversees the FDA budget. She urged that egg and fish products also be tested, since melamine has been added to animal feed in China.

“Clearly, the problems involving melamine in China are significantly deeper than FDA would have us believe,” DeLauro said….]

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/11/14/america/NA-US-Chinese-Imports.php

I’m thinking this was well timed, since no one is buying anything anyway.

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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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-Addition- 

-Despite a recent blog, Acer Laptops  were recalled in 2007. I see nothing on their site for this year. Here is their most recent link. Nor for Apple.-

Dell, Compaq Presario, HP Compaq, Toshiba, Hewlett Packard

I suppose this doesn’t seem like politics, but where do you think all those batteries are manufactured? What have we been talking about with melamine, lack of inspection capability, self policing and the global economy? Anyway, If you are reading this you probably have a computer, so check yours out against the report below:

Laptop Fires Prompt Sony Battery Recall — Again

By Brian X. Chen October 30, 2008 | 8:10:41 

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/10/laptop-fires-pr.html

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I hope the reporter in this first article has only committed a journalistic fuzzy. I just don’t want to think the world is only just now catching this wave. (more…)

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Taiwan

Taiwan bans China protein powder due to melamine

Posted by chinaview on October 30, 2008

Reuters, Wed Oct 29, 2008-

[TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan has banned protein powder from China after tests found contamination, adding to a list of Chinese products that the island has halted amid a tainted milk powder scandal, local media said on Wednesday….]

http://chinaview.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/taiwan-bans-china-protein-powder-due-to-melamine/

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