Melamine contaminates human and pet foods. FDA warning ignored by media as offshore manufacturing imports contaminated ingredients.
Melamine Risk, China's Secret Weapon?
Nel Liquorman, Pet Health Editor
Test firing? Melamine killed pets in 2007, killed Chinese babies in 2008. Walmart pulled melamine-contaminated eggs. Why does the media ignore USDA warnings?
In October 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent members of the
US food manufacturing industry a warning letter expressing serious concerns
that melamine contaminated foods and ingredients produced in China were
being exported to our country. Warning ignored.
Unknown to most of us, on November 13, the FDA advised consumers not to consume the following products because of possible melamine contamination:
While our best gamble is to look for MADE IN USA on every label, we cannot know that a cheap ingredient from China has not been included in that product..
Product recalls due to melamine contamination are wide spread, including in Canada, the Netherlands, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea , Singapore, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, and even in China as well. Shockingly, there are big name brands such as Nabisco Ritz, Lipton, Nestle, and Cadbury along with Chinese and Vietnamese companies. Be aware that the term “Distributed by” is not the same as “manufactured by” - it allows sellers and brand name manufacturers to conceal the country of origin.
Best Advice: Don’t buy products that fail to list the country where the product was made. Reputable companies in the USA proudly want you to know that their products are made in our own country. But sadly, others are so greedy and uncaring that risky ingredients may still be added to any prepared foods and treats. By avoiding goods that don’t actually state where they were made, we can eliminate USA corporations that have off-shored the manufacturing process, and companies that import recklessly.
More Advice: Eat and drink at your own risk! Melamine is indeed a weapon of mass destruction. It is in our food supply and the problem will continue to grow. Only you can force your government to take action against this problem. Even though China is heavily invested in the U.S. economy through U.S. Treasury Bonds and the stock market, stop spending your dollars on imported food products, and when food manufacturing profits dive, don’t allow your government to give them a bailout.
Where are the saber rattlers when we need them? Express your outrage! If the public is ever going to rise up against consumer fraud, let it be the risky imported foods and cheap ingredients from China. And, let it be now before it is too late, and they have killed us all, including our pets!
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