CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Ministry says no leather protein tested in milk

02-18-2011 09:39 BJT

BEIJING, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) said Thursday the quality and safety of fresh milk on the Chinese market was "generally safe" and that no leather hydrolyzed protein or other prohibited materials had been detected in its tests in recent years.

The ministry made the declaration on its web site after media reported that some illegal manufacturers added leather protein powder to dairy products, which were produced from hydrolyzed leather scraps in tanneries, raising milk safety concerns after the melamine scandal in 2008.

China had maintained close attention to the quality of dairy products and boosted food safety checks, which put melamine and leather hydrolyzed protein on the list of banned food additives and must-checks in fresh milk safety supervision, said the ministry.

The MOA performed 7,406 spot checks on fresh milk samples, 4,778 spot checks on milk stations, and 2,628 checks on transportation vehicles, it said.

The ministry said that this year the government would further boost safety supervision over fresh milk and strengthen the crackdown on illegal activities.

In 2008, melamine-tainted milk power killed at least six infants and sickened 300,000 children across the country.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program