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1200 babies now affected by contaminated Sanlu formula milk in China

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FinallyGotDyson Tue 16-Sep-08 10:15:55


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FinallyGotDyson Tue 16-Sep-08 16:33:27

Absolutely disgusting. But for reasons beyond my comprehension, it doesnt seem to have provoked much moral outrage on here.
Folk seem to react more to an Hollywood actress's crass comments than this. sad

southeastastra Tue 16-Sep-08 16:39:28

i heard about this on the radio few days ago, poor babies.

lulumama Tue 16-Sep-08 16:42:57

that is horrific.

how can it have got so contaminated ? why would suppliers add the chemical? surely it is sealed in the factory?


charchargabor Tue 16-Sep-08 16:46:31

Oh good Lord, that is disgraceful! And so sad for those poor babies and their families sad

hecate Tue 16-Sep-08 16:49:28

That is awful. And more awful if the reporting is accurate that the chinese government is trying to prevent reporting of it to what? avoid anything negative being said hmm

FinallyGotDyson Tue 16-Sep-08 16:50:47

lulu - it was added deliberately to make it look like it had more protein in it.

Omg that is horrible.

lulumama Tue 16-Sep-08 16:52:16


so, they will be prosecuted.??


was this on baby milk action?

FinallyGotDyson Tue 16-Sep-08 16:56:22

Initial story came to me via hunkermunker and on her website smile

I then followed it up on BBC news online.

foxytocin Tue 16-Sep-08 17:02:49

2 people arrested so far in connection with this. seems like the chinese were warned about this about a month before the story broke.

lulumama Tue 16-Sep-08 17:05:46

oh, i thought you were hunker! blush

BabiesEverywhere Tue 16-Sep-08 17:30:55

Poor Babies

lulumama Tue 16-Sep-08 17:31:30

BE, how are you and DS doing smile

LurkerOfTheUniverse Tue 16-Sep-08 17:34:12

not the first time there has been issues with formula in China

There was widespread selling of formula that had little or no nutritional value in it, poor babies died from malnutrition

LurkerOfTheUniverse Tue 16-Sep-08 17:35:18

that's communism for you

BabiesEverywhere Tue 16-Sep-08 19:23:11

We are doing fine...DS loves to nurse (a lot and often) He has been sleeping on my lap and just now he laughed and smiled in his sleep....Honestly I could just eat him, he is so sweet grin

evangelina Tue 16-Sep-08 21:24:02

I watched this on the news tonight and was horrified. It reminds me of Victorian England when sawdust and whatever was added to poor people's bread. Unbelievable that this could happen to babies in the modern world. I was warming to China after the Olympics, but this just reinforces the dangers of a totalitarian state.

FinallyGotDyson Tue 16-Sep-08 21:42:23

LOL lulu grin

She's still away, doing lots of RL things, but, still keeps an ear to the nork ground smile

foxytocin Wed 17-Sep-08 01:19:23

I question whether a totalitarian/communist state caused this problem. It may have covered up the problem after the fact which i agree is wrong.

It is a capitalist greed thing to add melamine to powdered cow's milk in order to fake it's properties.

Formula manufacture is just another way for companies to make a profit. Looking at the way it is made and marketed in most of the world, that is, including China.

evangelina Wed 17-Sep-08 10:56:15

Agree foxytocin, it's the greater ability of a totalitarian state to cover it up or hinder internet type debate about it which bothers me but may be unfounded- I don't really know enough about China.

spicemonster Wed 17-Sep-08 11:24:33

There are now more than 6000 babies affected - and more than 150 diagnosed with acute liver failure. God that's so fucked up [mad]

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