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  • New rules announced to ensure safety of infant formula

    02/06/2014 4:09:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Associated Press
    The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula. The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens before they are distributed. They would also require formula companies to include specific nutrients, including proteins, fats and vitamins.
  • Chinese national indicted in Colorado for trying to illegally export to China...

    02/07/2012 3:07:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies - News Release ^ | February 6, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following news release is a quote: FEBRUARY 6, 2012 DENVER, CO Chinese national indicted in Colorado for trying to illegally export to China radiation-hardened computer circuits used in satellite communications DENVER – Philip Chaohui He, aka Philip Hope, a Chinese national, made his initial appearance in U.S. district court on Thursday after he was named in a three-count indictment charging him with attempting to export defense articles without U.S. State Department authorization. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney John Walsh, District of Colorado and Michael A. Holt, special agent in charge of the Denver office of...
  • Eight Area Men Sentenced on Federal Racketeering Charges Involving Conspiracy...

    04/02/2010 3:41:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 579+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Eight Area Men Sentenced on Federal Racketeering Charges Involving Conspiracy to Transfer Cash and Checks to the Palestinian Territories ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s office announced today that eight members of a criminal enterprise operating out of five St. Louis area convenience stores have been sentenced on charges of federal racketeering or related charges. As far back as 2000, the RICO conspiracy has involved bank fraud, receipt of stolen property, conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business, purchasing contraband cigarettes for resale, evading reporting requirement on exporting monetary instruments, and transporting monetary instruments...
  • China and the impact it has on the United States.

    09/12/2008 11:58:24 AM PDT · by DlRTYHARY · 18 replies · 160+ views
    BEIJING (AFP) - Shops throughout China pulled a milk powder suspected of killing one baby and sickening dozens of others from shelves on Friday in the latest safety scandal to rock the country's food industry. ADVERTISEMENT China's health ministry launched an investigation into the affair as media reports said dairy farmers were suspected of lacing milk used in the Sanlu brand formula with an industrial chemical to boost its protein content. The scandal has had repercussions overseas, with the US Food and Drug Agency reportedly alerting US markets to beware of Chinese-made baby formula. The World Health Organisation said it...
  • Chinese baby milk scare 'severe'

    09/13/2008 7:34:53 PM PDT · by biscuit jane · 8 replies · 249+ views
    bbc news ^ | 13 September 2008 12:36 | BBC no by line
    The number of Chinese babies known to have fallen ill with kidney stones as a result of contaminated milk powder has risen to 432, officials have announced. "This is a severe food safety accident," health ministry official Gao Qiang, said. Those responsible would be "severely" punished, he added. Later, it was announced that 19 people had been arrested. Tests showed the milk powder contained the industrial chemical melamine. One infant has died. The new scare revived memories of a fake baby milk formula scandal four years ago in which at least 13 babies died. Vow to punish ...
  • Baby dies as new milk powder scare spreads across China (died of kidney stone)

    09/11/2008 2:12:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 739+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/11/08
    Baby dies as new milk powder scare spreads across China Thu Sep 11, 12:56 AM ET A health scare in China involving babies developing kidney stones after drinking possibly fake milk formula has spread across the country, state media said on Thursday. One baby had died from kidney stones in northwest Gansu province, Xinhua quoted health officials as saying, but it was not clear if there was any link to milk powder in that case. The health scare has revived memories of a grim scandal involving fake milk powder that killed at least 13 babies in eastern China in 2004....
  • Chinese baby milk toll escalates

    09/17/2008 1:07:13 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 264+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 17, 2008
    More than 6,200 babies have fallen ill after drinking formula milk made from contaminated powder, Chinese Health Minister Chen Zhu has announced. The figure is five times higher than previously announced. Mr Chen said a third baby had now died - with the latest fatality occurring in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. Twenty-two brands of powder were found to contain the toxic industrial chemical melamine, apparently added to make it appear higher in protein. Mr Chen said a total of 6,244 infants were now sick, and that the number of those diagnosed with "acute kidney failure" had risen to...
  • For an All-Organic Formula, Baby, That’s Sweet

    05/18/2008 9:13:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 163+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 19, 2008 | JULIA MOSKIN
    Amy Chase started feeding Similac Organic infant formula to her second son, Amos, as soon as he was born in November 2006. “When I saw the organic at Publix, I bought it, no questions asked,” said Ms. Chase, a self-described “yoga mom” in Atlanta. Like Ms. Chase, many American parents have rushed to embrace Similac Organic formula, even though it sells for as much as 30 percent more than regular Similac. In 2007, its first full year on sale, it captured 36 percent of the organic formula market, with sales of more than $10 million, according to Kalorama Information, a...
  • Infant formula ambush

    05/26/2005 11:43:30 AM PDT · by JZelle · 11 replies · 512+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-26-05 | Henry I. Miller
    Self-styled public-health activists often pursue issues that are surrogates for their real agenda. One example is the continuing attack on infant formula. Activists' underlying agenda is not the well-being of mothers or babies, but disparaging discrediting and disadvantaging multinational food producers. The U.N.'s World Health Organization soon will vote on whether to require prominent warnings that pathogenic microorganisms are present in infant formula. The principal supporters of such labeling -- including such scientific and medical powerhouses as Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nepal and Palau -- claim using infant formula can lead to malnutrition and respiratory infections...