Dutch feed sector extra alert on melamine
After the Chinese government announced it would carry out extra checks for
the presence of melamine in animal feed, the Dutch Product Board for Animal Feed
(PDV) also took extra measures to prevent melamine entering the Netherlands.
PDV will do extra checks on melamine among the GMP+ feed companies in the
Netherlands. It will also check dairy products which are intended for animal
The extra checks for melamine in animal feed came after melamine was found
in baby milk powder in China. As of yet, over 50.000 children in Chine have been
affected by melamine and many children are in a serious health condition.
The reason why it was mixed with milk and milk powders is that it enables
you to "stretch" the milk with water. The addition of melamine would then
indicate falsely high nitrogen content, which generally is a quality criterion
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