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It would be nice to get a list of what companies had been importing milk products from China.

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This is just endless, isn't it?

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Just unbelievably mind boggling and sickening. No other country compares to the Chinese manufacturers at this point. No one. They are one of the biggest rejects from the FDA for their dangerous products. The reach of their contaminated products has extended all over the globe.

Simply sickening.

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rjd - No, but the Japanese are seemingly trying! Tainted rice, the food scandal last year and the year before. Come on Japan - ganbarre!

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It is just sad. Best not to buy any processed foods. Easier said than done, tho.

Yes, Japan needs to produce a list of the dangerous foods. I found a good link from a Hong Kong site that has a list which includes some Jpns foods/snacks that are contaminated.

Here it is: LIST From : Hong Kong Food Agency (with photos) Tiny URL: http://tiny. cc/rscqu

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It is nobel that some of these companies are taking certain acitions versus profit to amend the situation, but what is worrying is that there are countless others that will say nothing until they get caught. Or not caught at all.

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kawabunga - in that case it would probably just print every foreign food as being "kowai"!

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Well news has just broke with the allegations that Beijing officials were asked by this company in question weeks prior to the Olympics to 'hush up' the scandal, so as not to negatively impact the Olympics.

Indeed this gets worse and worse, government cover up deliberately risking lives for the sake of image. Nothing else compares at all.

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rjd - source?

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Really surprised with the coverage JT is having of this scandal, that it hasn't been reported in the World News section that 22 people were arrested in relation to this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7643391.stm

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That link to the list of contaminated products posted earlier by kawabunga included:

Glico Pocky Men's Coffee Cream Coated Biscuit Stick Lotte Cream Cheese Cake Lotte Koala Biscuit Lotte Koala's March Chocolate Biscuit Lotte Koala Strawberry Biscuit White Rabbit Creamy Candies Nestle Dairy Farm UHT Pure Milk

Is there an equivalent list released by the Japanese government?

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I read once that nearly all of the powdered milk used in canned coffee in Japan comes from Australia.Why these companies would be using milk from a country not recognised as a dairy-producer like China is a worry.It seems that in this modern world, profit is king.Incidentally some cadbury's chocolate has been recalled too.

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Right here soldave:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7646512.stm

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The article above is remarkable for what it doesn't say. If Marudai in Japan pulled some of its products, does that mean that they imported their powdered milk from China?

If so, a) how much did they use, b) what happened to the rest, and c) who else has done the same???????????????????????????????

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rjd - read that story and am still failing to see any covering up done specifically "weeks prior to the Olympics". And surely "weeks prior to the Olympics" would mean this covering up happening in July or before that, rather than in August. Also there is a big difference between doing something and being "reported" to be doing something. Not saying it didn't happen, but jumping to conclusions doesn't get anyone anywhere fast.

Maybe you just posted the wrong link. If so, could you please post the correct source to back up your Olympics claim?

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Apart from contaminated milk, the authorities in China do not utter one single word about possible contaminated products. I live here and have to rely on foreign media for any/all information regarding what products not to buy.

Even when products are identified as potentially dangerous, there are no products recalls, nor are they ever removed from supermarket shelves. Such examples include baby food, peanut butter, paint, and a brand of mercury-laden toothpaste that killed 27 (-?) people.

Yet, these products are still openly on sale in many high street supermarkets and local stores. Nothing has been mentioned about rice either, and yes, it continues to sell as normal.

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