Melamine added to animal feed in China - fears of more food products contaminated

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Melamine added to animal feed in China - fears of more food products contaminated

Melamine may have been added to animal feed in China meaning that chicken, fish and pork could also be contaminated. Looks like this crisis is not going away soon.

SHANGHAI Hong Kong food inspectors have found eggs imported from northeast China to be contaminated with high levels of melamine, the toxic industrial additive at the heart of an adulteration scandal in Chinese milk products.

The findings, reported over the weekend, have raised new concerns that a far wider array of China-produced foods than previously believed could be contaminated with melamine, which has already sickened more than 50,000 children in China and led to at least four deaths.

Scientists in China worry that in addition to being used to adulterate dairy supplies, melamine may have been intentionally added to animal feed in China, according to a report published on Sunday in South China Morning Post. Tainted chicken and possibly fish and hog feed could result in poisonous meat and seafood, it said.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2008...
By netchicken: posted on 27-10-2008








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