October 12, 2008

melamine scare

After the big achievement of China hosting the 2008 Olympics, they're back on the news again, but not because of China phones smashed the the apple ipod in the market but because of the melamine scandal. It has been reported that China's milk and dairy products are contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical made of laminated plastic usually used in making adhesives and glues which cause a big damage in our kidneys like kidney stones and kidney failure once taken. The report says that tens of thousands children and infants in China are in critical condition and worst, several have died after drinking contaminated milk.

It's really a big scandal for China to be tagged as the source of this melamine scare and labelling almost Chinese products with melamine content would not be a good idea for them, because this will definitely result a big downtrend in their market.

Consumers are now more cautious with the products they buy in the market especially brands that are made-in-china. Some other products don't have a labelled country but here's a little guide for you guys to make sure that you are buying the right brand.

You can determine if the product is made from China through the barcode. The first to three digits of the code will represent the country where the product been made.


Click HERE for the complete list of the country codes.

9 comments:

nahj12 said...

wow.. nice information.. thanks

jules said...

hehehe. nice info. i am so paranoid. i feel like all dairy products have melamine. china has to do something.

salve said...

china is becoming dirty...

PEDRO <- - - - said...

kakatakot naman..buti nabasa ko yan.. :)

dylan said...

thanks for this information. it helps alot. :D

autumn said...

that's very interesting. =]

badz said...

hihihi.. so cuteeee.. amazing creation of God.. have a great day

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