British wet nannies are standing by in case of a tainted breast-milk scandal
In light of China’s apparent inability to go a few moments without a tainted milk scandal, Chinese mothers are increasingly shopping for milk at online British stores – part of a nationwide trend of importing foreign foodstuffs. The Telegraph reports:
The scandal-hit dairy industry shows no signs of improvement, forcing thousands of worried mothers to turn to foreign producers for baby milk powder. Online British food stores have reported huge increases in business as a result.
Mark Callaghan, managing director at British Corner Shop, said: “China is yet to dispel the concern over its dairy products, so it is understandable that parents are taking no chances and looking for the comfort and trustworthiness of top-branded baby milk. We are now doing more than 15 times the number of orders for baby milk that we were doing pre 2008, and we don’t expect this growth to slow down any time soon.”
And yes, we might sound like a production line of bad news with these weekly tainted milk posts, but that’s how frequent the scandals seem to have become. Putting aside the fatal baby formal incident of four years ago, earlier this week, China’s Bright Dairy & Food company (never has such a cheerful name sounded so ominous) called back orders of sour milk in response to widespread consumer complaints.
Last week, a Megniu manager was caught altering the production dates on 5,000 boxes of Megniu products. But let’s not cry over spilled production dates; a couple months earlier Yili baby formula was found to have an “unusual amount” of mercury. Perhaps one of the production line workers misread the normal serving size.