China Infant Formula Problems
If you are in China and have a baby, only go with the most trusted brands for formula, milk powder, or any kind of food product. It is an unfortunate reality that many lesser known brands pass on low quality (and in some cases harmful) products to their customers. The mentality of such companies is to make money, no matter the quality of their goods (and in some cases, no matter the cost to their customers). The following article was translated from the September 11, 2006 edition of æ™¶æŠ±:
30% of Infant Milk Formula in China Does not Meet Quality Standards
Two Guandong Brands are put on the Blacklist
An unannounced inspection carried out recently by the National Inspection Quality Bureau revealed that only 70.4% of a random sampling of infant milk formula passed quality standards. According to the inspection, the products of two brands from Guangdong province, æ±•å¤´å¸‚æ™ºå¤šæ˜Ÿé£Ÿå“æœ‰é™å…¬å¸ and å¹¿å·žé‡‘é¼Žä¹³åˆ¶å“åŽ‚, were added to the blacklist of low quality products produced by this inspection.
This public inspection was carried out in nine provinces, including Beijing, Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Fujian, Heilongjiang, and Guangdong. Among the 27 formula manufacturers inspected, only 19 passed quality standards.
The primary problems with the non-conforming formulas discovered by this inspection were as follows:
- The level of nutritional additives was too low to meet the quality standard requirements.
- The biological and chemical composition of the formula did not meet the quality standard requirements.
- The levels of Bacillus bacteria were too high to meet the quality standard requirements.