Saturday, September 27, 2008

Countries and Regions' Response to China Poisoning Milk Incident

China Dairy ProductsA total of more than 10 countries from Asian and African have banned imports of dairy products from China. And several countries for fear of poison milk products go in the domestic market, have recalled these products before Wednesday. At the same time, the European Union made a ban on baby milk from China.

The following are the response to the China poisoning milk incident from countries and regions.

Banned the import of the three China brands Sanlu, Sancare and Yashili. All imports of milk powder have to receive the national quality inspection.

Prohibited imports of dairy products and domestic products from China, made a comprehensive investigation in domestic market.

Ministry of Health banned all Chinese dairy products, although Brunei does not directly import dairy products from China.

Saturday Promulgated an order prohibiting the import or sale of Chinese dairy products.

Banned on import of China milk powder.

The EU banned on imports of the infant food whose components contain Chinese milk.

Passed a ban on all food containing Chinese milk as a preventive measure.

Promulgated the ban at the same time as Burundi.

On Tuesday, Food and Drug Council suspended all imports of Chinese milk and milk products.

Banned on imports of Chinese milk and milk products for three months at least.

On Tuesday, Banned on the import of Chinese-made dairy products.

Cote d'Ivoire
Banned on imports of Chinese-made dairy products.

On Tuesday, banned on the import and sale of all dairy products, chocolate, candy and other food products containing milk from China.

Banned on the import of China dairy products to protect 30 million people.

Banned on the import of milk and foods containing milk as a preventive measure.

Papua New Guinea
Banned on the import of Chinese dairy products.

On Tuesday banned on the import or sale of Chinese milk products, investigated possible contamination product.

Singapore found two cases of Chinese products containing melamine. On Sept. 19, prohibited the import or sale of Chinese dairy products.

South Korea
Found that Chinese imports of biscuits containing melamine. It banned on all imports of all Chinese food containing milk powder ingredients.

Banned on the import of China milk and milk products, and strengthen the testing of imported food from South-East Asia.

On Sunday banned on the all dairy products from mainland and set up a milk testing station in Taipei for consumers.

Stopped all imports of Chinese dairy products, sealed 34 tons of China milk powder.

Prohibited the import, transport, sale of original Chinese dairy products.

Bbanned on the import of China milk. The Ministry of Health officials have warned that such products may be sold to the central poverty-stricken areas.

As a preventive measures, British supermarket chain Tesco has removed white toffee in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia.

Recalled of Chinese-made Nissin Foods containing Yili milk. Yili dairy meterials and products failed to pass quality inspection in Hong Kong. Canada has also expanded the range of product quality testing.

All milk powder and liquid milk from 22 manufacturers have been removed from supermarkets and chain stores. Starbucks removeed the ingredient from the Mengniu milk. A spokesman said Tuesday, Germany's biggest retailer Metro removed the related dairy products in some warehouse-style supermarkets.

Hong Kong
All products of Yili, including milk, ice cream, popsicles, and lactic acid products have been recalled in last Thursday. Nestle's milk powder was under the plane as a result of press reports of its milk powder containing melamine. This Enterprises from Switzerland is very self-confident, but Nestle's milk, pure milk have been found melamine in Hong Kong. Nissin food has been recalled and is under the investigation.

Japan's food manufacturer Marudai has recalled five kinds of snack, as a result of raw materials containing milk imports from China Yili milk.

Originally Posted: China Business Daily
Author: Angulo Fu