Melamine in Baby Food
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Re: Melamine in Baby Food
Good morning to everyone- it’s Monday.
Do you remember Melamine?
It was the primary toxin that caused Kidney failure and death in so many pets during the Pet Food Recall.
Now in the news Baby Formula in China has been affected.
The head of China’s food safety watchdog resigned Monday in the wake of the tainted baby formula scandal that has sickened nearly 53,000 infants, state media reported.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Li Changjiang stepped down with the approval of China’s cabinet.
Li’s agency is responsible for ensuring that China’s food supply chain is safe. His resignation comes after the industrial chemical melamine was blamed for causing kidney stones and kidney failure in babies.
The chemical was found in infant formula and other milk products from 22 of China’s dairy companies.
Xinhua said Wang Yong had replaced Li as the director of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
Although Xinhua said only that Li had resigned after infants had become sick after consuming tainted milk products, the widespread nature of the crisis reflects a systemic breakdown in supervision of the dairy industry.
Infant formula and other milk products have been pulled from stores around the country and Chinese imports from liquid milk to instant coffee mix to milk-based candy have been banned around Asia.
On Monday the World Health Organization demanded stricter monitoring of the industry.
P.S. This is a tragic story that further highlights the lack of regulation in China’s food industry.
And if companies will put babies at risk, WHAT do you think they would do to pets?
ANYTHING that leads to profit… Including adding Toxins
So here is my thoughts:
DON’T feed ANY food that outsources even one food ingredient from China.
To get my Pet Food Report of Chinese Free Ingredients, go here:
It’s Your Pet. Heal Them At Home!
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
2 thoughts on “Melamine in Baby Food”
I live in China at the moment, and I took in a few stray kittens a few weeks ago…
Is there anything I can give them to counteract the melamine that may be in there food?
I will be switching over to adult cat food as soon as I get paid next month, will my kittens be getting an adequate diet? What can I suppliment their diet with that doesn’t involve milk products?
Great blog on melamine. I was well informed