Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report

Premium rockin' in the stream world

Sep 18, 2019

Latest Episodes

Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report

Less than zero

Sep 17, 2019
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy

FDA: Beware of Chinese baby formula

Marketplace Staff Sep 12, 2008
Share Now on:
HTML EMBED:
COPY

TEXT OF STORY

Bob Moon: The FDA is warning consumers against buying Chinese-made baby formula at ethnic markets. Tainted infant formula has been linked to the death of one baby in China. Dozens of other are hospitalized with severe kidney ailments. Chinese formula is not approved to be sold in the U.S., but the FDA wants Americans to keep a watch out, in case it turns up illegally. From Shanghai, Marketplace’s Scott Tong has more.


Scott Tong: China’s top baby formula company says it found the chemical melamine in its product. Melamine is found in pesticide, and it acts as a fake protein in food testing. The same substance turned up, last year, in Chinese-exported pet food that killed American dogs and cats.

The formula company is called Sanlu. And today an official today blamed the crisis on “evil” dairy suppliers for providing tainted milk. For now, the scare is in China, but Shaun Rein of China Market Research says the reputation of every Chinese export is once again on the line.

Shaun Rein: It could transfer not just into the baby formula sector but also seafood, toys and other items that are exporting from China, so it’s a real issue here.

Beijing has issued a nationwide recall and probe, and it warned violators would face serious punishment.

In Shanghai I’m Scott Tong for Marketplace.

If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air.  But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.

Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.

When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.

“I use clips from the show in my classes so students can grasp complex ideas and make connections to their own lives.”
Ashley, Ft. Worth, TX
Marketplace Investor