Milk adulteration with melamine in China: crisis and response

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To addresses milk adulteration with melamine in China, and share lessons which both the government and the food industry can draw from this incident.


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Melamine's high nitrogen content and its undefined toxicity to humans, encourages people to add it to food to increase the protein content. The adulteration has caused great impacts on the public health and milk industry in China.


Standardized production and reform of food safety supervision systems are needed to bring a higher degree of food safety in China.

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