Issue Date: May 25, 2009
Silver Lining In Melamine Crisis
LAST YEAR'S SCANDAL involving the deliberate contamination of Chinese milk products with melamine continues to have heartbreaking consequences. Yet this unfolding tragedy has also had a positive impact, prompting international food safety reforms and advances in analytical techniques.
Melamine is used to make plastics, laminates, fertilizers, and other products but is not approved as an ingredient in food. Milk dealers in China added the nitrogen-rich compound to boost the apparent protein content of diluted or . . .
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