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-UPDATE-

The notice discussed below has since been superseded by another, so you will not see it at the bottom of my page. However, it is still on the FDA website. It’s website issuance date is still in question.

More Melamine found in wafer rolls, (cookies), Recalled from National Brands.

If you don’t know, make the jump and read the FDA notice in the “continue reading” below. 

If you will notice at the bottom of my blogsite this notice is listed in the FDA website today, Jan. 5, 2009. However, the notice is dated for Issuance on December 19th. At least two blogs were aware of a notice from Associated Press this early: Salon.com and Boston.com. The notices may have been derived from the company’s site.  This is not the first time I have noticed a discrepancy in issuance date and notice date from the FDA.

Maybe there are simple and innocent answers for this gap. However, it’s clear that the FDFA did not issue a website national recall throughout the entire holiday season, even though they may have had the information. Someone did. Who benefited? What are we going to do about it?

Kudos to Salon.com, Boston.com and AP. Let’s hope all the wafers were distributed to your area, instead of nationwide, and returned.  Otherwise, some of us may be looking at a slightly more plastic life. I didn’t, but if I thought I had ingested some of this garbage, I would talk to my doctor; even if I  wasn’t sick. It never hurts hurt to establish a baseline. (more…)

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Hong Kong – Singapore

 China faces new melamine scandal

Reuters

Published: December 30, 2008

[BEIJING: More than 1,500 boxes of Chinese biscuits exported to Hong Kong and Singapore have tested positive for melamine as suspects in the protracted tainted-food scandal go on trial in China, local media reported on Tuesday….]

http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2008/12/30/asia/OUKWD-UK-CHINA-MELAMINE.php.

China

China begins trials for 9 in tainted milk scandal

By David Barboza

Published: December 30, 2008

[SHANGHAI: A group of nine people accused of intentionally tainting China’s dairy supplies this year went on trial Monday in Hebei Province, charged with endangering public security in the country’s worst food safety case in decades….]

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/30/asia/30china.php

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Vietnam Based Interfood to the USA

Recall — Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Interfood Shareholding Company Issues a Nationwide recall of Wonderfarm Brand Biscuits Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Anthony Ma
323-780-3998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 9, 2008 – Interfood Shareholding Company is recalling all lot codes of multiple varieties of the Wonderfarm brand of biscuits because they may be contaminated with Melamine. (more…)

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China, USA,WHO, and Australia. More news about melamine contamination, WHO sets a standard, and chicken strips for pets are recalled.

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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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