publication . Article . 2014

2008 Chinese Milk Products Crisis

Rini Ariani Basyamfar;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2014 Journal: Rona Teknik Pertanian (issn: 2085-2614, eissn: 2528-2654, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Syiah Kuala University
Abstract
Abstract. Milk is one of the most important food products for children’s growth and overall health.  Melamine (2,4,6-triazine-1,3,5-triamino) is an organic compound used in the manufacture of pesticides, plastics, sanitizers, and disinfectants.  Melamine when added to milk increases the overall amount of nitrogen in the milk thus fooling common tests for protein content.  Melamine is also extremely harmful when ingested, especially for young children.  Sanlu, one of China's largest dairy producers, diluted their milk products with water and added then added melamine to fool the protein tests. Consumption of milk containing melamine in amounts greater than 1 mg/k...
Subjects
free text keywords: Melamine, milk, renal failure, food safety, Melamin, susu, gagal ginjal, keamanan pangan, Agriculture (General), S1-972, Technology (General), T1-995
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