Fresh Milk Products Pass Melamine Test, Says China

by Gopalan on  April 12, 2009 at 10:26 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Fresh Milk Products Pass Melamine Test, Says China
China's fresh milk products have passed melamine test and they are safe, says the country's Agriculture Ministry.

   Latest tests of 3,373 milk samples from 2,259 milk collection stations and 1,114 carriers in China's 29 provincial areas, including Beijing, showed that none of them had problems with melamine contamination, the ministry said.

    In addition, tests of samples from 903 milk collection stations from China's 13 dairy-producing provincial areas, including Inner Mongolia, found no leather hydrolysate in the tested products.

    The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has tightened up regulations on milk collection stations after the breaking of last year's melamine contamination scandal, which had lead to notable improvement in fresh milk quality.

    The ministry had conducted on-site supervision, introduced technical standard and cracked down on illegal milk collection station, said sources.

    MOA would continue to better its control on fresh milk quality this year by implementing technical standards and a supervisory plan, and issuing licenses for milk collection, as well as promoting construction of large-scale collection stations and standard management,  Xinhua reported.

Source: Medindia

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