Tainted Chinese Milk Producers try damage control

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on September 30, 2008

It sounds like China desperately needs a truth in advertising law. Some Chinese milk producers implicated in the melamine contamination are attempting damage control by running ads that simply ignore the facts. Check out Jeremy Goldkorn’s highly popular Danwei.org blog site and scroll down to the story “May the Milk Wars commence!” written by Bruce Humes, who finds newspaper ads run by Yili and Bright Dairy proclaiming the reliability, safety and quality of their milk. Never mind that companies have been forced to recall their products. Here’s what Yili’s color ad had to say “Yili Baby Formula has remained totally untainted, so expectant mothers can purchase it with confidence,” and “guaranteed that not one drop of problem milk enters the factory.”

Reader Comments

K

October 1, 2008 12:23 PM

As in all communist countries, lying is an automatic response. They can't help it, it's ingrained into their culture. Also ingrained into their culture, is a total distrust of everything governmental - because they're all liars and know each other to be liars.

123xyz

October 1, 2008 5:00 PM

Yesterday (9/30/08) the Bush administration has abruptly halted a government program that tests the levels of pesticides in fruits, vegetables and field crops. The USDA said the $8M/yr program costs are too high.

Let's just wait until babies start dying. Then likes of ADM will put up large ads that say, "ADM food products has remained totally untainted, so expectant mothers can purchase it with confidence,” and “guaranteed that not one ounce of problem food enters the factory.”

Now that a nice open, self regulating, free market for you.

Folsome

October 2, 2008 6:57 AM

K must be a genuine westerner.
For most of them are cynics!

Dante

October 2, 2008 5:49 PM

to "123xyz": ever heard of lawsuits? Well, us Americans have. It keeps companies in check. But I guess you commies have something better: government cover-ups. Like the lawyers there being told to shut up right now.

xyz

October 3, 2008 8:38 AM

It is not cover up. It is a bailout.

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