Deja Vu All Over Again — Melamine in Chinese Product.

The great NY Yankees catcher Yogi Berra coined the phrase “It’s déjà vu all over again” to describe his teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris (again) hitting back to back home runs. Observers of the Chinese market must feel the same way when it comes to melamine in Chinese product. Recent press suggests that Chinese infant formula is (again) contaminated with melamine at levels of more than 500 ppm. At these levels, medical/scientific literature confirms that sickness (specifically kidney problems) in infants can result. At present, no-one is certain as to whether there any confirmed cases of sickness, nor is it clear just how widespread the contamination might be. China remains a major supplier of infant formula for markets around the world.

Special thanks to Mendel Simon for his contributions to this post. If you have any questions, or would like more information about WCM’s product recall practice, please contact Bob Cosgrove at rcosgrove@wcmlaw.com.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10565838.stm