One Breast Or Two?

The milk scandal continues to escalate as it spreads to more companies and more products, including some well established brands like Nestle. It’s also spread geographically with milk in Singapore testing positive for contaminates. With such widespread contamination, many parents do not know which brand to feed their newborn babies.

Turns out the practice of diluting milk is rampant in the industry and not just limited to adding melamine to boost protein readings. They also add (industrial!) oil to boost fat content and whey powder to fake lactose levels.

It’s good to see one enterprising woman has offered her own breast milk for cash to concerned parents who don’t know where to turn!

It’s a real disaster but if I can put a positive to this, it’s that the milk industry will finally be better controlled after the dust settles and that’s a good thing for all of us.

In the mean time, I continue to put Guang Ming (Bright Dairy) milk in my tea, but after reading all this stuff, I am starting to imagine (I hope it’s just my imagination) a burning sensation in my throat.

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18 Responses to One Breast Or Two?

  1. Dingle says:

    I thought Bright Dairy were one of the ones involved?

    BBC news says 13,000 babies now sick!

  2. Woaizhongguo says:

    Dingle – Yes, they are. What am I supposed to do? Not drink tea?

  3. Dingle says:

    Woai, use coconut milk.

  4. Swiss James says:

    If it’s not one thing it’s another, personally I reckon the melanine will be cancelled out by that stuff they put in the toothpaste

  5. CP says:

    I’m sure the water you use for your tea has far worse stuff in it than the milk.

  6. Woaizhongguo says:

    Dingle – Thanks, sounds lovely.

    Swiss – You mean Triclosan? Yeah you’re right, nothing is safe these days.

    CP – That’s what I was thinking although the more I read about the milk scandal the less I’m sure!

  7. D says:

    trust New Zealand diary products.
    sounds like it was contaminated from the source — farm concentrate???? but meng niu has its own farm it must be able to do proper quality control… anways too complicated for me to understand

  8. dingle says:

    I don’t see what diaries have to do with this???

  9. Rich says:

    Use carnation milk in your tea bruv, it’s how the locals do it isn’t it?

  10. wisemanofasia says:

    Woai, I am just drinking the mike I have been drinking for the last 3 years whilst being here….lets face it if there was anything seriously wrong with it I would have already keeled over by now. I drink sanyaun milk and it hasn’t killed me yet!

  11. CP says:

    I’ve just had my first Starbucks with soy milk. Now I feel ill. Yeeeuuurrrrggghhhh.

  12. kwc says:

    There are plenty for Chinese people especially the private sector to learn from developed countries regarding quality issues. The government are able to send man to space, develop one of the fastest train, build infrastructure in record time and yet, can’t supply basic safe to consume food to its people. Whether this is due to greed or ignorant, this is a hard lesson for them to learn and the next leap to move on. Hopefully, this incident will change its people’s attitude towards safety and cleanliness.

  13. Swiss James says:

    I think it’s true actually- on Sunday morning I woke up feeling absolutely awful, kidneys aching, piss the colour of strong tea, banging headache, mouth like an ashtray.

    Bloody milk.

  14. CP says:

    Swiss James – You been at the White Russians again?

  15. Woaizhongguo says:

    D – I think it’s an industry wide practice that has just been uncovered in spectacular fashion. By the way, you are the clear winner in terms of number of comments but can I ask you to avoid multiple comments in succession on the same post?

    Rich – I love HK culture but carnation milk in tea is one thing that I will never adopt!

    Wiseman – Obviously in small amounts it won’t have such a big impact. Remember babies drink much larger quantities and consumer nothing else. But it’s still a risk.

    CP – Is it true Starbucks have stopped using dairy milk completely? That’s terrible news. I was behind a bunch of yanks in the line in Beijing a few weeks ago and they were all having decaf soy lattes and that kind of crap while I rolled my eyes behind them.

    James – Yes, milk, that’s definitely what caused it :-P

  16. Rich says:

    Yeah babies kinda rely on milk as their one and only source of nutrition. Take out the nutrients and there isn’t much left.

    I’ll pop into McD’s and grab some of those little tubs of UHT milk and send them over to you!

  17. Woaizhongguo says:

    Rich please buy a chemistry set and test for melamine before sending, cheers!

  18. Rich says:

    No need bruv will just conduct human trials on my godson. He’s prob tried every protein supplement available and after a brief workout will be able to provide an accurate analysis on the protein content :D

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