Don’t touch this with a ten-foot pole.
You’d think Chinese dairy companies would have learn a thing or two from the melamine crisis of 2008, but no, they haven’t. An “unusual amount” of mercury has been found in baby formula produced by top dairy producer Yili, according to the national consumer quality regulator.
From Shanghai Daily:
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement that the mercury was detected in batches of Yili products during a check of baby formula products.
The administration has examined samples from 715 infant formula products, covering all of the country’s formula producers, the statement said. Yili was the only company found to have its products contaminated with mercury, the administration said.
Yili said its Quan You milk powder, for children six months to three years old that was produced from last November to this May, will be withdrawn from the market.
Yili’s baby milk powder is still available in some cities’ supermarkets and the country’s largest online shopping site, Taobao.com.
Shanghai Administration for Industry & Commerce said yesterday it has found no breach of food-safety standards yet. It has sent notices to local supermarkets for suspension of selling of Yili products.