Here is a Great Alert to All Young and Old: AVOID CHINA MADE FOOD: CHOCOLATES MADE WITH 'MELAMINE' A DANGEROUS INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL




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Few years back the American President Barak Obama said like this to the American Children:
Beware!!! Children!!! The Chinese and Indian Children are Coming!!!
That was a great warning to the American children as they were bit behind in studies comparing to its counterparts in China and India,

But Now Here is yet another great warning to all the people:
AVOID CHINA MADE FOOD: CHOCOLATES : AND MANY OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS.

ALSO A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZE THE RIGHT BAR CODE


            Everything you need to know about MELAMINE


Make sure you read to the very end of this blog - very interesting as well as very informative - 
perhaps the best way to tell where things are made....                                                            

China milk poisoning incidents make everyone afraid to look at the daily news report.
Everyday, the reports are changing. No one can clearly tell us what to eat and what not to eat.

1.What really is poisoned milk?


It is milk powder mixed with 'MELAMINE'

What is Melamine used for?
It is an industrial chemical used in the production of melawares.
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It is also used in home decoration. ' US resistant board'
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We all MUST understand that Melamine is used in INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION 


- - - - - it CANNOT be eaten.


2.Why is Melamine added to milk powder?


The most important nutrient in milk is protein.
And, Melamine has this same protein that contains 'NITROGEN'
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Adding Melamine into milk reduces the actual milk content required,
and therefore it is cheaper than all milk. So it lowers the capital required in the production of milk products. Therefore it earns the business man more profit!

Below is Melamine; doesn't it look like milk / milk powder?
It doesn't have any smell, so cannot be detected.
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 Info
 @ Keralites.net
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3.When was it discovered that it had been added to milk products. 

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



Early in 2008, in China , an abnormal increase in infant cases of kidney stones was reported.
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In August 2008, China Sanlu Milk Powder tested for Melamine 
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Sept. 2008, the New Zealand government asked China to investigate this problem
Sept. 21, 2008, they found that many food products in Taiwan tested for Melamine


4.What happens when Melamine ingested and digested?


Melamine remains inside the kidneys. It forms into stones blocking the tubes.
Pain will be imminent and the person cannot urinate. Kidney(s) will then swell.
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Although surgery can remove the stones, it causes irreversible kidney damage.
It can lead to the 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
a machine and then returning the blood back to the body.
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The whole process takes 4 hours; and it is necessary to have dialysis
once every 3 days for the rest of your life.

Below: A dialysis center
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Below: A large dialysis center
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 Info @ Keralites.net
A small hole is required in the arm to insert the sub-dialysis catheter.
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Why is it much more serious in babies?
A baby's kidneys are so very small and they drink a lot of milk powder. 

Below: A baby undergoing dialysis.
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China currenty has 13,000 infants hospitalized
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It does not matter how much Melamine a human being ingested (ate) (took).
The important point is: 
'MELAMINE CANNOT BE EATEN!'


5.What foods are to be avoided?


Foods from China that contain dairy products should be avoided.
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Remember: Foods with cream or milk should be avoided.


6.Which companies are affected?


Hereunder are the companies affected with Melamine.
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7.What do we do next?


Avoid the above foods for at least six months.

If you own or operate a snack bar, a restaurant, or a coffee shops, etc.,  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. 


The whole world is very afraid of "Made In China" 'black-hearted' goods. 

Do you know how to differentiate which products are made in 
the USA , or in the Philippines , in Taiwan , or in China ? 


Here's How:
 
The first 3 digits of the barcode identify the country code
wherein the product was made.

For Example:
 ALL barcodes that start with 690, 691, 692, etc., . .
up to and including 695 are all MADE IN CHINA .
 
Barcodes starting with 471 are printed on products Made in Taiwan . 

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You have a right to know. But the government and related departments
never inform or educate the public. Therefore we must educate ourselves,
be vigilant, and 
RESCUE ourselves.

Today, Chinese businessmen know that consumers will not select products
'Made in China '. So, they make every effort not to show or state the country
of origin on their products.
 However, you can now refer to the barcode. 
DO remember if the first 3 digits are one of those between 690 and 695 inclusive then it is a product Made in China .
 
OTHER BARCODES:

00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
 
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
 
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
 
49 ~ JAPAN
 
50 ~ UK
 
57 ~ Denmark
 
64 ~ Finland
 
76 ~ Switzerland and Liechtenstein
 
628 ~ Saudi-Arabia
 
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
740 ~ 745 - Central America
 

All 480 Codes are Made in the Philippine
s. 

My kind request to please forward this mail to as much as you 

can and inform your family and friends.
Be aware! And help others to be aware!
 Source:
Arumai Raj, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Picture Credit: keralites.net 




Philip Verghese Ariel Founder and CEO at Philipscom

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