Friday, March 12, 2010

Yogurt from China

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I recently posted Senator Gillibrand's effort to promote a Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for dairy, which is presently exempt from COOL. Turns out Senator Franken introduced the bill (S1783)last fall, Gillibrand is a cosponsor and the bill will likely wither and die in the Senate Ag committee.

However, let me draw your attention to the fact that we have over the years imported yogurt from China, as shown in the table above.

Yogurt must meet certain standards:

There is no USDA certified dairy plant in China - all of the above yogurt is illegal.

While it is too soon to know, for certain, the outcome of the dairy COOL bill. The laws we already have on the books are being ignored.


  1. Is there a way to track where the yogurt went after it entered the country?

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  3. If this is illegal, why don't we find out who is responsible and execute them like they would in China.

    maybe that would stop some of this crap.

    do you really want your kids to eat this stuff?

  4. There is no tracking after the product enters the country.

  5. And there is almost no chance of inspection at the port of entry


  6. Anne is right, but this country doesn't even execute child killers.

  7. According to the USDA table you provided this yogurt meets NONE of USDA's standards.

    #9.1 states: Products officially inspected and found to meet these requirements may be identified with the official USDA Quality Approved Inspection Shield.

    Obviously this product couldn't have the shield if it, nor the processing facility, or the MILK that went into it was ever inspected. Makes one wonder who is greasing whom doesn't it?

  8. it sure isn't the US dairy farmers, we are taking it dry and hard