New scare Over China Milk Products Melamine Again
In spite of the government of China declaring the melamine in the milk scare to be over a new scare over China milk products seems to be emerging. Stores in Guizhou Province were found to be selling milk products contaminated with melamine.
In the latest alert, authorities said more than a dozen stores in southern Guizhou province were found to be selling contaminated products.
Officials said the products may have been recalled after the earlier scandal but had found their way back on to the market.
While officials assert that the melamine laced milk products are from the previous scare which killed and sicken children throughout China, the production dates show that the contaminated product was prepared after the government declared the melamine scandal over.
Melamine contains high amounts of nitrogen which can fool tests for protein content. Melamine is used in the production of plastics and fertilizers. It's a cheap way to fake testing. Milk can be watered down and still show that it is high in protein.
When humans consume melamine, they suffer kidney damage which may lead to death.
Despite the bankruptcy of Sanlu and the prosecution and death sentences meted out to dairy executives, it looks as if cheaters in the Chinese dairy industry are putting children's lives at risk again.