What is Melamine and why should Barbados be wary of it? It’s plastic dinnerware, not food!

For weeks, Free Press has been looking at how Melamine has killed animals and infants in China and other parts of the world… There were even concerns that ice cream here could have been tainted that way, but this was denied – not necessarily in a satisfactory manner but refuted nonetheless


It was considered surprising by many that the MOH did not step in and investigate or declare what products may or may not have Melamine. I just received some details on the topic and what I am repeating does not mean I endorse a ban, if you choose to change your dietary lifestyles temporarily because of what you learn is your own decision – this info is here for display purposes only, not a means of advocacy against any merchant, business or company!

1.What really is poisoned milk?

It is the milk powder mixed with ‘MELAMINE’

What is Melamine use for?It is an industrial chemical
use in the production of melawares.

It is also used in home decoration.
‘US resistant board’

Do you understand?Melamine is use in industrial production?it cannot be eaten?

2.Why is Melamine added in milk powder?

The most important nutrient in milk is protein. And Melamine has the same protein that contains ‘NITROGEN’

Adding Melamine in milk reduces milk content and it is cheaper then milk so it lowers capitalization.
It can give the business man more profit!

below is Melamine?doesn’t it look like milk?
it doesn’t have any smell, so cannot be detected!

3.When was it discovered

In 2007?US cats and dogs died suddenly, they found that pet food from China contains Melamine.

Starting 2008, In China, an abnormal increase
in infant cases of kidney stones.

August 2008 China Sanlu Milk Powder tested
with Melamine

Sept. 2008?New Zealand gov’t ask China to check this problem
Sept. 21, 2008
?Lots of food products in Taiwan tested with Melamine

4.What happens when Melamine is digested?

Melamine remains inside the kidney. It forms into stones
blocking the tubes. Pain will be eminent an d person cannot urinate. Kidney will then swell.

Although surgery can remove the stones, but it will cause irreversible kidney damage. It can lead to loss of kidney function and will require
kidney dialysis or lead to death because of uremia.

What is dialysis?In fact, it should be called ‘blood washing’
it is filtering all of the body’s blood into the machine and then go back to the body.

The whole process takes 4 hours and it is necessary to dialysis once for
every 3 days for the rest of your life?

Here is a dialysis center

Why is it more serious in babies?Because the kidney is very small and they drink a lot of milk powder.

Here is a baby undergoing dialysis.

China currenty has 13,000 infants hospitalized

It does not matter how much a human being took
Melamine. The important point is ‘It cannot be EATEN!’

5.What are the foods to be avoided?

Foods that contain dairy products should be avoided.

Remember: Foods with creamer or milk should
be avoided.

6.Which companies are affected?

Hereunder are companies said by some to be affected by or with Melamine.

7.What do we do next?

Avoid the above foods for at least six months?

If you have a snack bar, restaurant or coffee shops?
Stop selling dairy products for the meantime.

If you have infants at home, change to mother’s milk
or find other substitutes?

Finally, share this information with friends so
they will understand the risk of milk poisoning!

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