April 26, 2010

China implements total melamine ban in dairy products


In order to ensure the safety of dairy products, China's Ministry of Health on Thursday (Apr 22) cancelled rules that melamine may be added to dairy products in limited amounts.


The ministry issued 66 new national standards for the safety of dairy products, which are expected to form a unified national system.


Melamine-related rules were cancelled in the new standards, meaning that adding any amount of melamine to dairy products would be illegal.


Cancelling the rules that allow any amount of melamine in dairy products was an obvious decision, said Wang Dingmian, chairman of Guangzhou's dairy association.

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