Monday, October 27, 2008

It Ain't Over Yet

The melamine scare isn't over yet.

Eggs in Hong Kong from a Dalian producer were found on the weekend to contain melamine.

Health officials from the Special Administrative Region found some eggs had 4.7 parts per million (ppm) of melamine from the Dalian Hanwei Enterprise Group in Liaoning Province.

The legal limit in Hong Kong is 2.5 ppm.

Secretary for Food and Health York Chow says the deadly chemical may have come from the chicken feed.

"The initial opinion of experts is that there is a problem with the [chicken] feed," he said on Saturday.

Hong Kong is not only going to start testing all eggs from the mainland (which is a good majority of them), but meats as well.

It won't be surprising if the meat has melamine in it too... if chicken feed probably has it, why not animal feed?

Meanwhile Premier Wen Jiabao is trying to do his best to reassure not on his own people, but everyone around the world that Chinese products are safe.

"Through our actions and high-quality food products, we will win the trust of the Chinese people and the people in the rest of the world.

"After the [melamine] incident, we took prompt steps to work out regulations on product safety in the dairy industry."

With the latest news hitting the headlines, it looks like Wen has more work to do.

It's not just the dairy industry anymore, but everything we eat.

Is there not anything safe to eat in China anymore?

1 comment:

ks said...

what china needs now is a big dose of moral and ethics. civic education and religion may be a good start.