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2011-09-01 07:00:00

Americas Watchdog's Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is on the verge of dramatically expanding its initiatives related to all Chinese building products. Aside from the groups ongoing efforts to get a meaningful response from the Obama Administration, with respect to 100,000's of innocent US homeowners, in Florida, or the US Southeast, who are stuck in a toxic Chinese drywall home, these new initiatives will also include a very intense focus on all other potentially toxic, or defective Chinese...

2009-12-02 18:42:55

The well-publicized toy recalls of 2007 took potentially harmful toys off the shelves and affected the companies that made them. But a new study also shows that even companies not targeted by the recalls got hurt in the resulting consumer backlash, sometimes worse than the offenders. Meanwhile offending companies did not generally see other product categories affected. In 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 276 toys and other children's products "“ more than an...

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2009-04-06 14:14:00

Baby skin powder manufactured by German housekeeping and healthcare products maker MAPA has been removed from shelves in China for allegedly containing asbestos, according to China's state quality watchdog. The General Administration of Inspection and Quarantine said authorities sealed up 48 cans of the baby powder in Suzhou Debao Baby Supplies Co. Ltd, the brand's general agent in China, in an inspection Saturday. MAPA, which is part of French rubber and plastics conglomerate Hutchinson...

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2008-12-08 14:05:00

After a string of product safety scandals including contaminated infant formula believed to have killed six babies and sickened thousands of others, many shoppers are now wary of buying products made in China. Sally Villegas, a mother of two in Australia, said after the melamine-tainted infant formula scandal in September, she won't purchase any product made in China. "If I'm shopping and I pick one up, yes I would put it back." The Chinese have experienced several high-profile safety...

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2008-11-20 12:11:21

China's Health Ministry said on Thursday that after the scandal broke nearly two months ago, over a thousand Chinese infants are still in the hospital receiving treatment for kidney damage caused by tainted milk. There have been 50,741 children recovered and discharged since news spread that many dairy products were contaminated with an industrial chemical. Four children died from melamine, which set off a global panic on products including sweets, biscuits and ice-cream were found to be...

2008-10-13 06:00:13

By Thomas Fuller Carlos Conde contributed reporting from Manila, Janesara Fugal from Bangkok and Carmen Ng from Hong Kong. * Is there more tainted food out there? The far-flung recall of products contaminated with melamine - dozens of brands of infant formula in China, Cadbury chocolates in Australia, Lipton green tea in Taiwan and Nabisco Ritz cheese crackers in South Korea among them - has shaken the confidence of consumers and provided a window into what some describe as...

2008-10-06 15:00:27

By PAGE, Emma Despite official assurances on food safety, New Zealanders are worried, writes Emma Page. -------------------- CONSUMER HELP lines are buzzing with calls from Kiwis anxious about the safety of their food as the Chinese baby formula crisis continues to shake consumer confidence. In the three weeks since news broke about the melamine contamination of Sanlu milk powder, inquiries to the New Zealand Food Safety Authority have more than doubled. Most of the calls are about...

2008-10-04 09:00:18

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) - South Korea's food watchdog said Saturday it has detected quantities of melamine, an industrial chemical, in chocolate products from foodstuff giants Nestle SA and Mars Inc. that were manufactured in China. The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said 2.38 parts- per millimeter (ppm) and 1.78 ppm of the toxic substance was discovered each in one samples of M&M's Milk and Peanut Snickers Fun...

2008-10-02 12:03:45

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Emmanuelle Tzeng] Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) - The Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday that six kinds of Nestle milk powder manufactured in China were found to contain the toxic chemical melamine, and said it will request a recall of all 20 Nestle milk products on the market, even though the level of melamine found was too small to pose a health threat. "The quantity of the chemical was very small, so the products...

2008-09-30 03:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) - Korea's food watchdog said Tuesday that two more snacks imported from China were found to be contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, bringing the local number of tainted food items to six amid a broadening Chinese food scandal. High levels of melamine were detected in Ritz Cracker Sandwiches Cheese, produced by Nabisco Food Suzhou Co., a Chinese subsidiary of the US brand, and Savoury Rice...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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