Secrecy In Barbados Over Ice Cream Recall Worries Parents
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China Tainted Food Disaster Continues – Tainted Products In California USA!
Friends, with every sunrise we see additional news stories about contaminated food from China being discovered outside that country. Today we see that tainted products were found on the shelves in California, and in the global economy that is no surprise.
Both finished retail products and bulk shipments are involved and authorities are still scrambling worldwide to track down all the deadly food. Globalisation means that contaminated milk is made into powder in China, then shipped in bulk to Taiwan where some of it is used in the production of retail foods – but some of it is shipped to other countries for further processing.
Tens of thousands of Chinese babies are seriously ill and one news story claims that 5 percent of children under the age of 3 in Shanghai are in serious trouble with kidney stones.
As of Saturday, September 27, 2008, governments and health authorities around the world are desperately trying to track down contaminated food products from China to protect their populations. Hardly a day goes by that health authorities don’t issue another update or alert.
But in Barbados, we have heard little if anything from our Ministry of Health and government.
Silence and Secrecy In Barbados
With health authorities in the USA, Canada and Europe still finding contaminated products on the shelves, we wonder about the lack of communication from our Barbados Health Ministry.
Have any contaminated products been identified in Barbados? Are our health officials following up with other authorities to identify products that might not originate in China but that might contain Chinese ingredients?
What About Flavorite Ice Cream Products In Barbados?
As detailed in recent BFP articles, the Barbados Ministry of Health issued recalls of certain Flavorite ice cream products without providing a reason. Similarly, a representative from Flavorite emailed Barbados Free Press to protest our story, but conspicuously again provided no explanation as to the reason for the recall.
Barbados parents are naturally wondering if the recall has anything to do with melamine contamination – but neither Flavorite nor the Government of Barbados will provide accurate information to parents.
The reason for the Flavorite ice cream recall is being kept secret by the company and the Barbados government. I thought that our Barbados government was supposed to put the interests of citizens before corporate interests?
Bajan parents have a right to know if the Flavorite ice cream recall is over melamine contamination!