Chinese parents seek answers on tainted baby milk

Full story: WHDH

Hundreds of Chinese parents, some cradling infants, converged on the company at the heart of the tainted baby formula scandal Thursday, demanding refunds and asking what they can safely feed their children.
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“Where the beer flows like wine”

Since: Jun 08

Bizarro World

#1 Sep 19, 2008
This is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS!! To think that China spent millions upon millions of dollars to put on the best opening ceremony in Olympics history to "look good" for the rest of the world; yet they are poisoning their own babies. It is just SICK and twisted. All this BS and heartache to "cut costs."
abeetz

West Haven, CT

#2 Sep 19, 2008
Plastic milk???

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 Sep 19, 2008
Pigmetal wrote:
This is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS!! To think that China spent millions upon millions of dollars to put on the best opening ceremony in Olympics history to "look good" for the rest of the world; yet they are poisoning their own babies. It is just SICK and twisted. All this BS and heartache to "cut costs."
And how many were sickened and/or died from E. Coli and Salmonella here in the past couple of years?
Fact is, no government can provide 100% oversight on a country's entire food chain.

For the record, I agree it is tragic, just as it was in this country. Were personal integrity and responsibility not a thing of the past, perhaps there would not be so many of these
"cost cutting" events.

Since: Sep 08

Guangzhou, China

#4 Sep 19, 2008
What is more outrageous is your blatantly racist comments.

Since when did the cations of a few greedy criminal arsholes represent a whole country.

Do all American bayonet babies because a few did at My Lai?

What a totally stupid and moronic post.
Pigmetal wrote:
This is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS!! To think that China spent millions upon millions of dollars to put on the best opening ceremony in Olympics history to "look good" for the rest of the world; yet they are poisoning their own babies. It is just SICK and twisted. All this BS and heartache to "cut costs."

Since: Aug 08

Hangzhou, China

#5 Sep 19, 2008
Bama Yankee wrote:
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And how many were sickened and/or died from E. Coli and Salmonella here in the past couple of years?
Fact is, no government can provide 100% oversight on a country's entire food chain.
For the record, I agree it is tragic, just as it was in this country. Were personal integrity and responsibility not a thing of the past, perhaps there would not be so many of these
"cost cutting" events.
Totally agree
Melamine for Mork

Columbia, SC

#6 Sep 19, 2008
Pigmetal wrote:
This is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS!! To think that China spent millions upon millions of dollars to put on the best opening ceremony in Olympics history to "look good" for the rest of the world; yet they are poisoning their own babies. It is just SICK and twisted. All this BS and heartache to "cut costs."
"Cut costs" is not the issue. "Support Greed" is what is happening.

They poisoned our cats and dogs the same way.

Boycott Chinese Restaurants.

Since: Sep 08

Guangzhou, China

#7 Sep 19, 2008
Perhaps your brain could use a little Melamine.
Couldn't hurt anyway.
Been out bayoneting babies lately as you Americans seem to do?
Melamine for Mork wrote:
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"Cut costs" is not the issue. "Support Greed" is what is happening.
They poisoned our cats and dogs the same way.
Boycott Chinese Restaurants.

“Where the beer flows like wine”

Since: Jun 08

Bizarro World

#8 Sep 19, 2008
dingocn wrote:
What is more outrageous is your blatantly racist comments.
Since when did the cations of a few greedy criminal arsholes represent a whole country.
Do all American bayonet babies because a few did at My Lai?
What a totally stupid and moronic post.
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I'm not racist at all you dimwit and feel very bad for the Chinese families that have been affected by this. Innocent babies dying because of corporate greed is an outrage.

I know that this kind of crap happens all over the globe in an effort to "cut costs." Greed is greed!!! Green is the only color that matters in this WORLD period. Your nation has received quite some negative publicity lately though hasn't it??? Maybe it's b/c of your economic boom over there (happening pretty quickly) that the quality standards can't be kept in check??? What is the deal???

As for ecoli, salmonella, et cetera; the contamination is biological in nature. As far as we know, no one is intentionally tampering with our food supply grown here in the USA to make it toxic. Therefore, it is an apples and oranges argument.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#9 Sep 19, 2008
Pigmetal wrote:
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As for ecoli, salmonella, et cetera; the contamination is biological in nature. As far as we know, no one is intentionally tampering with our food supply grown here in the USA to make it toxic. Therefore, it is an apples and oranges argument.
Since the biological incidents have been traced back to two farms that intentionally disregarded established hygiene, how is that so much different than intentionally violating purity standards? Net result either way is hundreds / thousands being sickened because of greed.

Since: Mar 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Sep 19, 2008
Pigmetal wrote:
This is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS!! To think that China spent millions upon millions of dollars to put on the best opening ceremony in Olympics history to "look good" for the rest of the world; yet they are poisoning their own babies. It is just SICK and twisted. All this BS and heartache to "cut costs."
Hehe, spending millions upon millions of dollar on some ceremony is still better than spending billions in bailing out someone who gambled away all his money.
Jumping Off Point

United States

#11 Sep 19, 2008
This is horribly sad. Perhaps with this happening and all the attention it's getting food company's in China will pay more attention to quality control. I have to agree, it does sound like greed played a role. To substitute an ingrediant with a cheaper one that is fatally harmful is a disrespectful way to run a company.

I don't think it will help anything though by boycotting Chinese restaurants. Those are generally independently owned businesses here in the states. With some exceptions of course. Perhaps you could boycott things made in China.
Vera

Myrtle Beach, SC

#12 Sep 19, 2008
Breast feeding is best for babies anyway. Nursing builds a better immune system.
Concerned Parent

Abbotsford, Canada

#13 Sep 19, 2008
The real guilty parties here are the Chinese government officials who KNEW abot the problems, but did not inform the public so that bad news would not spoil the Olympics. If it was made public as soon as the tests were complete, and the government KNEW it was poison (in June), then the product could have been taken off store shelves and the lives of many children saved.

There are food-quality issues EVERYWHERE, it is true. But how many governments DELIBERATELY COVER UP NEWS OF POISON IN BABY FORMULA, or any other food, for propaganda purposes?

Only in China.

That's what is really appalling---that any government would intentionally kill the babies of its people just to look good for propaganda purposes.

These officials are truly INHUMAN, and lack any normal sense of morality.

And they will NOT be punished, because anyone with the power in China to order the media not to print stories, is in the upper ranks of government. Do you think THEY will be shot for their obvious crime? Never. Look at the massacre in Tiannamen Square in 1989. Hundreds of Chinese were killed---but no one was ever found at fault and you can't even bring the subject up in China.

The government in China is accountable to no one, and they can commit the most unspeakable crimes and not even face the slightest criticism for their crimes.

That is what is horrifying.

Thank God we do not suffer under such a horrid system in the rest of the world.

China is not a normal country.
It is a place where crimes and brutality against citizens, even to murder, are "A okay" as long as they are done by a official of the government or party.

That is sick, abnormal, and unjust.
China as a country is sick, abnormal, and unjust.

Since: Mar 08

Long Island City, NY

#14 Sep 19, 2008
You mean like the CIA warning of a possible terrorist attack prior to 9/11, yet the Bush administration did not pickup the lead and take any action? Sick, abnormal, and unjust?
Concerned Parent

Abbotsford, Canada

#15 Sep 19, 2008
Zsari wrote:
You mean like the CIA warning of a possible terrorist attack prior to 9/11, yet the Bush administration did not pickup the lead and take any action? Sick, abnormal, and unjust?
That is not a fair comparison.

There WAS evidence that an attack MIGHT happen.
There IS evidence that the baby formula IS POISON.

There is a difference between Might (a possibility) and Is (certainty).

Since: Mar 08

Long Island City, NY

#16 Sep 19, 2008
Same difference. Both neglect the seriousness of the matter and not taken action. In case of milk in China, the city government did not report their finding of the contaminated milk in 8/2/08 to higher authority, and the mayor was fired as a result.

Since: Sep 08

Shenzhen, China

#17 Sep 19, 2008
I have got to agree with you here.
In fact I understand that there were whispers as early as March this year.

However, you also need to understand the culture here and it may not have been made known to high government or may have been downplayed to high government on purpose so as not to upset anyone.

The real culprit is the Company involved. They knew and they knew around March. They told their N.Z partners in August and were asked to immediately withdraw all product and refused. It only got moving when the N.Z government got involved.

Get those top people who hid this and make an example of them publicly.
I think China has had enough of corporate greed and brushing under the carpet. Enough is enough.

I also repeat that 13 billion Chinese are more outraged than any American. After all it was their babies being poisoned. So let's remember this is the actions of a few arsholes in a huge country and leave the trolls out of it.
Zsari wrote:
You mean like the CIA warning of a possible terrorist attack prior to 9/11, yet the Bush administration did not pickup the lead and take any action? Sick, abnormal, and unjust?
MAKES YOU THINK

United States

#18 Sep 23, 2008
Makes me not trust my protein shakes. Where'd that protein come from? The package doesn't say. It is only distribed and canned in the US. No telling where that protein came from.

First our pets, now our children? What were our pets the testing ground for this type of terrorism? Why are we importing foodstuffs from a country that has absolutely no standards, no morals, no ethics and obviously no love for Americans.
MAKES YOU THINK

United States

#19 Sep 23, 2008
How will they dispose of this poison milk? Probably throw it in the ocean and kill off all the fish.

In China that's how they do things.

Is anyone concerned about how they will dispose of it? Is anyone going to regulate how they dispose of it?

There's probably billions of tons of the stuff.
old china

Chengdu, China

#20 Sep 23, 2008
MAKES YOU THINK wrote:
Makes me not trust my protein shakes. Where'd that protein come from? The package doesn't say.
Milk protein - 8 grams in a cup of milk.

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