A major Chinese dairy maker has refuted a media report alleging that it added toxic industrial gelatin to its yogurt products. In a statement released Friday, Beijing Sanyuan Food Co said its production materials were purchased from the world’s leading edible gelatin makers, either wholly foreign-funded or Sino-foreign joint ventures…Full Article: China Daily May 2014

Key Point

  • A media report, published on 9 May 2014, contends that Sanyuan bought 20 MTs of leather contaminated gelatin from Gelita Cangnan Gelatin Co., a German firm based in Zhejiang province.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In May 2014, it was reported that Sanyuan received CNY 10 million (US$1.6 million) from the Beijing municipal government to research and develop infant milk powder.
  • In June 2008, Sanyuan began supplying Olympics’ related businesses (e.g. hotels, restaurants, sports villages, etc.) in the wake of the melamine food scandal, replacing Yili as the primary Olympics dairy supplier
  • Beijing Sanyuan Food Co (SHA:600429) Founded in 1997 (origin’s date back to 1957) and headquartered in Beijing (originally in Haidian District), the company produces a wide range of dairy products including UHT (Ultra-High-Temperature processed) milk, yogurt, bagged milk, powdered milk powder, cheese, and various types of milk-based drinks. Sanyuan was only major dairy that was not implicated in the 2008 melamine scandal.

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