SHANGHAI: Chinese regulators are widening their investigation into contaminated food amid growing signs that the toxic industrial chemical melamine has leached into the nation's animal feed supplies, posing health risks to consumers.
The announcement came after food safety tests earlier this week found that eggs produced in three different provinces in China were contaminated with melamine, which is blamed for causing kidney stones and renal failure in infants. The tests have led to recalls of eggs and consumer warnings.
I don't even know where to begin , When will someone in the U.S government stand up for what is right and tell China to suck an egg?
It is difficult to understand why we are supposed to tolerate the ridiculous amount of Contaminated food ,and just plain shotty , inferior , pieces of shit that they call tool's And housewares!!
I as an American do not want to buy Chinese goods , and with there being almost all Chinese goods on the market , what the fuck are you supposed to do?
How many more animals have to die here ? how many kids will have to get sick? With it being Halloween , and all that candy , do you Know what country it came from? and why the hell do we allow Chinese candy here ? it does not taste the same .
How many more ripped up and broken fingers do I have to endure at work because it is almost Impossible to buy a good tool that does not break when you use it ?
In the United States, worried consumers frantically e-mailed one another on Thursday and Friday about the possibility of melamine-tainted Halloween treats following a spate of news reports that some candies and chocolates made in China or with ingredients sourced in China had tested positive for high levels of melamine or been destroyed in recent weeks as a cautionary measure.A spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration said the agency was adjusting a nationwide sampling of products for melamine "as necessary." The FDA, along with state and local authorities, have been sampling products in Asian markets since mid-September for traces of melamine.
I think my biggest problem with all of this , is that the people who test these things say that most everything is within the limits, "Within the limits?" why is it even in the food ? what is wrong here ? I do not want to eat melamine ! Yes ,I know they have said they have not found any contaminated food in the U.S , but we were also told that the pet food was o.k.! we will only find out after the fact ! NOT ACCEPTABLE !
"A year ago, everybody should have been in a complete panic about it, and done something then," said Marion Nestle, a professor of food studies and public health at New York University and the author of "Pet Food Politics" (University of California Press, 2008), which examines the pet food problem in detail. "Someone should have required that melamine not be in any food product."
The pet food case led to a vast recall in the United States and other parts of the world and also sparked a lengthy food safety crackdown in China, with regulators boasting that they had closed down thousands of illegal or substandard food factories and slaughterhouses.
Panicking ? no ! more like getting PISSED! the rest of the report goes on to say how China has fired a bunch of people , and how the FDA has largely been blind ( or paid off ? )( my feelings ) I say they are clueless and are only that way for the kickbacks!
I believe that some people in the FDA need to be fired for their sheer incompetence , why should they be there if they don't know whether to ban possibly Tainted ,imported food?