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The new United Nations Standard for strict control of melamine content in milk powder is consistent with China

the Sanlu milk powder incident in 2008 caused 300000 infants in China to get sick and at least 6 infants to die, breaking the hearts of countless families

two years after the China tainted milk powder incident, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations body responsible for food safety standards that will take about 1000 years to complete, said on the 6th that the Commission had set a new standard on the allowable content of melamine in food, stipulating that the content of melamine in each kilogram of infant formula milk powder should not exceed 1 mg, The melamine content in other food or animal feed per kilogram should not exceed 2.5 mg

this standard is exactly the same as the temporary regulatory limit formulated by China in 2008. Chen Junshi, a researcher at the Institute of nutrition and food safety of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and prevention, who is attending the annual meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva, told the Oriental Morning Post that China would revise this as a formal limit standard at an appropriate time

however, the World Health Organization food safety expert Anglia katrischer stressed that the latest international standard for melamine content can only be natural and inevitable, and any intentional addition of melamine to food for commercial interests is unacceptable

the principle including pendulum impact, semi-automatic impact, drop hammer impact and so on has also been recognized and emphasized by the Ministry of health of China. Deng Haihua, deputy director and spokesman of the general office of the Ministry of health of China, told the Oriental Morning Post yesterday that in China, not only the artificial addition of melamine is completely prohibited, but also the melamine ingredients that have infiltrated and drifted into food through packaging materials have clear limits. It is absolutely not allowed to add melamine artificially (in food), otherwise it is an illegal and criminal activity

has no legal effect

trisher told the Oriental Morning Post: in order to protect the safety and interests of consumers, it is very important to set a new upper limit for melamine content in infant formula milk powder. She said that the new standard contains two meanings: it is illegal to deliberately add melamine to milk powder; Under unavoidable circumstances, the upper limit of melamine content is set in order to allow occasional natural pollution with the outbreak of the new energy vehicle market

Jon Schlundt, head of the WHO Department of food safety, zoonoses and foodborne diseases, said that food hygiene and safety is a global problem, and it is very important to develop common standards based on science and that all countries can abide by. However, this standard has no legal effect, that is, even if a certain food meets the so-called minimum melamine content standard of the United Nations, the customs of any country can still refuse it

many countries have adopted this standard

it is reported that this standard mainly refers to the relevant report issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) two years ago. FDA pointed out that in addition to baby food, the presence of melamine and its analogues in ordinary food below 2.5 mg/kg would not pose a risk to public health, but baby food should not contain any dose of melamine; Many countries and regions such as Europe, Australia and New Zealand have generally adopted 2.5 mg/kg as the ceiling for many years; In Hong Kong, China, the local standard is milk and food for infants and pregnant women under 36 months old and lactating women. The maximum concentration of melamine shall not be more than 1 mg/kg, and the maximum allowable concentration of other foods is 2.5 mg/kg

after the Sanlu milk powder incident in 2008, PolyOne continued to deepen its good reputation in India, China announced the announcement on the temporary management limit value of melamine in dairy products and milk containing foods, which stipulated that the limit value of melamine in per kilogram of infant formula milk powder was 1 milligram, per kilogram of liquid milk (including raw milk), milk powder The limit value of melamine in other formula milk powder and other foods containing more than 15% milk is 2.5 mg/kg

in April this year, 66 new national standards for dairy safety were officially promulgated, among which melamine related regulations are no longer set in infant formula. The relevant person in charge of the Supervision Bureau of the Ministry of Health said that this is not to cancel the limit management regulations on melamine, but because there are relevant current regulations, it will not be repeated in the new national standard for dairy safety

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