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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2014  |  Volume: 13  |  Issue: 12  |  Page No.: 719 - 727

Food Safety Issues in China: An Insight into the Dairy Sector

Muhammad Ishaq, Chongguang Li and Qing Ping    

Abstract: The frequent occurrence of food safety issues have tarnished the made in China labeled product. Of these, the melamine incident of baby formula milk powder jolted the growth of dairy sector in China. The results of pre and post-melamine event analysis show that the melamine incident has statistically significantly affected milk production, number of livestock and export and import of cream and milk except import of concentrated and sweetened milk and cream. The incident affected trust of consumers both in domestic and foreign countries and resultantly the dairy industry incurred huge economic losses. The import for concentrated and sweetened milk and cream has experienced the compound rate of growth of -1.98%. However, a sky rocketing increase has been observed during the post-melamine period with compound rate of growth of 99.77%. The import for milk and cream neither concentrated nor sweetened has increased at the compound rate of growth of 3.46% during the pre-melamine period while increasing at the instantaneous rate of growth of 26.20% and compound rate of growth of 29.95%.

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