Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NEWS: Melamine Found in Korean Food Products

Korean moms are fearful of buying anything with milk powder due to the "melamine scandal" originating in China. Chinese baby powder was found to have high levels of melamine in over 20 Chinese baby powder manufacturers. Over 50,000 babies became ill due to the tainted formula and it is reported that 4 babies died as a result.

Korea Food and Drug Administration put an immediate ban on imports containing Chinese milk powder. They have found unacceptable high levels of melamine in Korean snacks made with imported Chinese milk powder. Misarang Custard distributed by Haitai and Milk Rusk biscuits imported from Hong Kong are currently being recalled due to melamine findings.

Melamine is an industrial chemical which can damage your kidneys if taken in high levels.