Oh come on! This is like a bad dream. . . or a bad plot to a Hollywood movie.
You'd have to be crazy to feed your family Chinese food products!
People should be protesting in the streets that the gov't hasn't shut off the flow of Chinese food products into the country.
Lipton-brand milk tea powder recalled in Asia
By DIKKY SINN
Associated Press Writer
HONG KONG (AP) -- Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever is recalling its Lipton-brand milk tea powder in Hong Kong and Macau after they were found to contain traces of a banned industrial chemical, the company said Tuesday.
The recall of four batches of Lipton's 3-in-1 milk tea powder came after the company's internal quality check found melamine, used to make plastics and fertilizers, in the products, Unilever Hong Kong Ltd. said in a statement.
The contaminated products used Chinese-made milk powder as raw material, said marketing director Sharon Hwang for Unilever Hong Kong. She declined to reveal which brand the company had used.
Dozens of Chinese-made food products have been found to contain melamine, killing four babies and sickening more than 50,000 in mainland China. According to the state-run China News Service, 27 people have been arrested so far in connection with the scandal.
The chemical was first detected in infant formula but has now been detected in dairy and other food products.
Chinese suppliers trying to boost output are believed to have diluted their milk, adding melamine because its nitrogen content can fool tests aimed at verifying protein content.