Following tragic incidents of Sanlu's contaminated infant milk formula, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) began sample testing of the products for melamine.
On September 18, AQSIQ announced its results which revealed the presence of melamine in 69 batches of infant milk powder manufactured by 22 companies including Sanlu, Yili, Mengniu, and Yashili.
The testing was focused on whether milk manufacturers such as Mengniu, Yili, Guangming, Sanyuan, Nestle and other brand-name liquid milk products contained melamine. The results found that 6 out of 121 batches of Mengniu milk contained melamine at 0.8-7 mg/kg.
Malamine was detected in 7 out of 81 batches of milk produced by Yili, with 0.7-8.4 mg/kg; and 6 out of 93 batches of Guangming milk were found to contain melamine at 0.6-8.6 mg/kg.
Media in mainland China quoted “experts” as saying that an adult with a standard body weight of 60 Kg (130 lb) who takes less than 2 L of milk containing melamine at such levels, would be safe from the lethal effects. This statement attracted serious criticism from bloggers who posted comments like, “Should you list each milk product’s lethal dose?” and “If it is safe for an adult, what about children?”
An announcement by the communist authorities that the majority of liquid milk has no problem was also questioned by bloggers who suspect foul play by the quality control departments. “What manufacturing dates were tested? Those where no melamine was detected, did they [AQSIQ] destroy the evidence after Sanlu incidents was revealed to create a fake ‘normal’ result? It must be that the majority has been added toxic chemicals.”
"If they dare to add poisons to infant formula, how could they stop with others?"
Dark Insight of the Government and Company Dirty Coordination Revealed
According to Business Report in 21st Century, the PR manager of Shengyuan Milk Powder Company in Qingdao said the state department which arranged and directed the sample testing didn’t coordinate with the milk manufacturing companies. In the complaint, Mr Wang said, “This time they are too tough, we were sort of unprepared.”
Oriental Daily Newspaper’s editorial said the complaint from the company revealed an inside secret of the quality monitoring system in China. People have started to understand now that when quality testing was previously implemented, the quality monitoring departments would notify and negotiate with the manufacturers ahead of time.
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