China’s largest milk producer is recalling baby formula throughout the country that could have high levels of mercury.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group is recalling Quan You baby formula produced last year.
“China’s product quality watchdog, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, detected unusual levels of mercury in several batches of Yili baby formula, which is sold nationwide, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported late on Thursday.”
China’s milk industry is on the rebound after a series of 2008 incidents when melamine-laced milk killed six children and sickened 300,000.
The recall announcement comes at the same time China unveils new food safety regulations including standards on dairy safety, mycotoxins, food additives, and food packaging. Implementation of the 269 standards will happen by 2015 under the new plan, as will a revamp of existing standards.
What do you think? Are you wary of products made in China? Or do you treat products from China like any imported product?
(Via Chicago Tribune and FoodQualityNews, Photos by Nerissa’s Ring and tomasdev)