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my my melamine

  • Sep. 23rd, 2008 at 1:25 PM
perfect 8
stomachache...
feeling apprehensive yet looking forward. aiyo.
maybe i've done this too many times.
it's like my 2nd home.

and apparently, things are still going on the same as before.
the newspapers are just concentrating their report on a certain area...
now that there's a new bigger hoo haa about melamine
you don't see the riots on front page news right...


Why was melamine added into milk and powdered infant formula

In China, where adulteration has occurred, water has been added to raw milk to add to its volume. As a result of this dilution the milk will have a lower protein concentration. Companies using the milk for further production (e.g. of powdered infant formula) would normally check the protein level through a test measuring nitrogen content. Therefore the addition of melamine - because of its rich nitrogen content - could increase the level of nitrogen, which again masquerade as falsely high protein levels as the standard protein test only measures nitrogen content. This means that the adulterated milk would have an artificially high nitrogen level, which would be interpreted erroneously as a 'normal' or 'high' protein level.

Addition of melamine into food is not approved by the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius (food standard commission), or by any national authorities.

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