Friday, April 23, 2010

China Removed Melamine in Dairy, Finally Officially

Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China published a new set of dairy national standards. For the first time, removed the melamine from national standards. Until today, manufactures are encouraged to add melamine to dairy to improve the taste and appearance of products such as milk powers and yogurt, etc. The new standards will come to effect in three phases: June 2010, December 2010 and April 2011. So buyers of Chinese dairy products should hold the money until new products produced under new standards come to market sometime 2011 or later.

Dairy products over-dozed with melamine came back in mass scale last year, despite the international scandal of 2008. At the time, the government explained it was technically difficult to regulate.

The Sunlu Dairy Company who earned the bad name after the revelation of adding melamine, merged with Sunyuan Dairy. Sanyuan Dairy is the major supplier of dairy product to McDonald's.

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