Ministry of Agriculture Claims Chinese Milk Has Improved

Ministry of Agriculture Claims Chinese Milk Has Improved

The head of the Ministry of Agriculture said that because powdered baby formula from 2008 contained tripolymerized ammonium, customers have only been buying imported formula, which has shamed China’s milk industry. Nowadays, the Ministry of Agriculture thinks that domestic milk production has substantially improved, so we are able to fix consumer trust in Chinese milk. Netizens have replied saying “we don’t know where this self-confidence comes from”, they don’t dare to drink any dairy product produced in China because of how severe the pollution is.

Source: Netease

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  • bujiebuke

    The head of the Ministry of Agriculture said that because powdered baby formula from 2008 contained tripolymerized ammonium, customers have only been buying imported formula, which has shamed China’s milk industry.

    If you’re going to write “tripolymerized ammonium”, then you may as well use the full IUPAC name, 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine. Why not use the more common name, melamine instead?

    they don’t dare to drink any dairy product produced in China because of how severe the pollution is.

    No, it’s not because of pollution, it’s because of there’s no confidence in food safety oversight in China. The netizen that you translated got it right, show people the data which support these claims of improvement.

    • Amused

      I was wondering why they didn’t come out and just say melamine too. Banned buzzword?

      • bujiebuke

        I suspect “tripolymerized ammonium” is a direct translation of the Chinese characters for that compound.

        • Amused

          Makes sense.

      • Michael Selden

        Full disclosure, I’m a high school chemistry teacher during the day, I just wrote the name that I use when talking about chemistry in Chinese, I’m not familiar with melamine. Sorry.

        • Amused

          I’m not too “familiar” with it either, unless you count rubbing some into my sack every Tuesday to keep my fellas aerodynamic.
          But melamine is what they called it in the news back home.

  • Amused

    “shamed China’s milk industry”?
    I’m pretty sure no one in the food industry here is familiar with the concept of shame and I don’t just mean the milk people. Otherwise maybe you could eat the fruits, veggies or seafood without consuming your weight in heavy metals and formaldehyde :/

  • Foreign Devil

    I brought over a thousand dollars worth of milk formula to China on my last trip.

  • Jahar

    I like that it’s the purchase of imported milk that shames the industry, and not the babies who died and the hundreds of thousands who got sick.

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