(LEFT image) At Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, Tian Yaowen cries in a ward, 15 months old and has kidney stones. (RIGHT image) In a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, a baby is held down as he is given an ultrasound scan for kidney stones.
The melamine chemical has been held responsible for the deaths of four children and for sickening of 53,000 children in one of China's worst product safety rumor ever resulting from drinking milk products with melamine. Melamine is generally an industrial chemical used in coatings and laminates, wood adhesives, fabric coatings, ceiling tiles and flame retardants, making plastics. However, when added to watered-down milk, it makes it appear to be richer in protein. Health experts say ingesting melamine chemical can lead to kidney stones, urinary tract ulcers, and eye and skin irritation. It also robs infants of much-needed nutrition.
At least 11 countries have banned imports of milk products. Places and countries that banned Chinese dairy products are Burundi, Gabon and Tanzania have joined governments closer to China including Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Milk Products Positive with Melamine:
1. Yili brand Choice Dairy Fruit Bar Yoghurt Flavored Ice Confection
2. Dutch Lady brand of strawberry-flavored milk
3. JollyCow Slender High Calcium Low Fat milk (1 Liter)
4. China Mengniu Dairy Company
5. Natural Choice Yogurt Flavored Ice Bar with Real Fruit
6. Nestle Dairy Farm UHT Pure Milk
7. Yili Bean Club – Matcha Red Bean Ice Bar
8. Yili Bean Club –Red Bean Milk Bar
9. Yili High Calcium Low Fat Milk Beverage
10. Yili High Calcium Milk
11. Yili Prestige Chocliz – Dark Chocolate Bar
12. Yili Pure Milk
13. Yili Super Bean Red Bean Chestnut Ice Bar
14. Chinese-made candy, White Rabbit
15. Mr. Brown Mandheling Blend Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
16. Mr. Brown Arabica Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
17. Mr. Brown Blue Mountain Blend Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
18. Mr. Brown Caramel Macchiato Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
19. Mr. Brown French Vanilla Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
20. Mr. Brown Mandhling Blend instant Coffee (2-in-1)
21. Mr. Brown Milk Tea (3-in-1)
22. HK finds melamine in Chinese-made cheesecake.
23. Cookies With Melamine Found in Netherlands.
24. Manufacturing giant Unilever recalls melamine tainted tea. CNN is also reporting that the Hong Kong authorities Sunday (October 5) announced that two recalled candy products made by British confectioner Cadbury had high levels of melamine.
25. Melamine Detected in Two More Ritz Snacks.
26. More Chinese-made sweets recalled in Japan.
27. Lipton, Glico and Ritz the latest businesses to be affected by milk powder scandal.
28. Hong Kong finds traces of melamine in Cadbury products.
29. Recalled Melamine Milk Products include Asian versions of Bairong grape cream crackers, Dove chocolate, Dreyers cake mix, Dutch Lady candy, First Choice crackers, Kraft Oreo wafer sticks, M&Ms, Magnum ice cream, Mentos bottle yoghurt, Snickers funsize, Yili hi-cal milk, You can sesame snacks and others. Testing of some of those has already proven negative.
30. Melamine Found in More China-Made Products, including Heinz DHA+AA baby cereal.
Milk Products that were tested negative for melamine were:
Anmum Materna Milk Powder (Chocolate Flavor) 400 g
Bear Brand Choco, 300g
Bear Brand Sterilized Milk, 200ml
Carnation Calcium Plus Non-Fat Milk powder
Klim Instant Full Cream Milk Powder
Milo Chocolate Bar, 40g
Monmilk High Calcium Low Fat milk, 1 Liter
Monmilk Breakfast Milk Walnut Milk Beverage
Monmilk High Deluxe PURE Milk
Nestle Chocolate Flavored Ice Cream
Nestle Dairy Farm Pure Milk
Nestle Fresh Milk, 1 Liter
Nestle Milk Chocolate, 40g
Nestle Pops Ice Cream
Nestle Flavored Vanilla Ice Cream
Nestogen 1-DHA (now Nestogen One)
Nesvita Cereal Milk Drink
Nutri-Express Milk Drink (Green Apple flavor) 500 ml
Prime Roast Instant Nutritious Cereal, 28g
The first batch of products that tested negative for melamine:
Anchor Lite Milk
Anlene High Clacium Low Fat Milk U.H.T. (recombined)
Bear Brand Instant
Chichok Milk Chocolate
Farmland Skim Milk
Jolly Cow Pure Fresh Milk
Kiddie Soya Milk Egg Delight
DHA Infant Formula
M&M's Milk Chocolate Candies
M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies
Nestogen 2 DHA Follow-up Formula
Nestogen 3 DHA Follow-up Formula
Nido 3+ Prebio with DHA
Nido Full Cream Milk Powder
No-Sugar Chocolate of Isomaltooligosaccharide (Cocoa Butter Substitute)
Nutri Express Milk Drink
PURA UHT Fresh Milk
Snickers Fresh Roasted in Caramel & soft
Nougat in Thick Milk Chocolate
Vitasoy Soya Hean Milk
Want-Want Milk Drink (Red Can)
Windmill Skim Milk Powder
Yinlu Milk Peanut
Yogee Yoghurt Flavor Milk Drink