August 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
Several tweeters have helpfully responded with authority answers to my earlier queries as to BigF’s whey protein recall status..
e.g. Spierings said all contaminated stock had been contained and there was now “little or no risk” for consumers.
The lag further to 90% recall of – was it several days? – suggested several possibs ie off-label market sales. Where, perhaps, infant formula could be repackaged and onsold to ‘new’ consumer markets. Such marketers from this kind of thing would not necessarily either know or comply on recall. More particularly if unwanted effect might kill its market.
Anyways, and for an entirely different reason, I put up a google search asking how much milk serum(= whey) would make 1kg of whey protein powder? Did not get an answer. But I did get THIS website.
Readers will find photo of a white powder, which suggests MD, or milk-derived, WPC(whey protein etc). Which makes a clear solution in water. They will also see ‘expert’ opinion on side-effects, some of which also occur consequent C. bot. toxin intoxication. No mention is made of this possibility: which may be deliberate( guy’s gotta make a living etc) or ignorance’s ommission.
The WPC is recommended as a dietary supplement for athletes’ and/or weight-trainers‘ snacking between meals or post-workouts, its ‘strictly’ protein attributes reason d’etre.
Not, infant formula’s intended use, but I’d suppose free markets enablement is fine for any operators who can make market safely.
Safely being why I have put this up. Off-label, as it were, may mean off-recall(should this be the case for BigF or the MPI. Tho I sense it probably wiser for those who can do so without unduly alarming folks, to make the call.
Contained, it may be, but given example of how so small a risk can amplify to commercial detriment, I’d say this is yet another cover-off story.
PS: on the website I seem to recall mention a something ‘GOLD’ product. Which may be indicative as source etc
August 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
Well, y’see, I’d gone to this URL by name E2NZ.org and read something I’d wanted comment to. Twas a wordpress(wp) subsite or even mebbe a version download, which required I login. Now either I was doing something dreadfully wrong or there was a hitch in this process somewhere. Bcos when I went to do this I had to first login to wp. This I did.. several times, without success.
Result: no comment. At least not discernible to me at that post. So..
wp login led to several changes and small ‘text’ blog addition to previous work here. This comment is the second such addition and contains the comment I’d wanted make, as explained. Here goes:—
Tks for the above reminder as to milk marketing (&clearly process) episodes.
But it doth seem to me you are unaware of the new Trade regime, whereby minimization of risk is sought. More by words than action, I would have to admit.
The major problem being how learning from the past is passé and high upheld standards too great an impost on a corporate board’s bottom line.
To its credit the wp request stated the following so as to contextualize things:—
By logging in you’ll post the following comment to WSJ Blows the Lid on Fonterra Tainted Milk Scandal, NZ Government Knew Months Ago – updated: – here
August 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
They say the PM’s new promo for NZ is ‘100% Middle Earth’.
Yet the real news here is milk taint (episode3) is Earth in the Middle of the Pipe
April 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
Noticed for the first time how wp invite bloggers to submit in different media for. Wonder whether they have gotten this from tumblr, or whether tis the other way around and tumblr have gotten a slightly more extended media inputs they wp..
I haven’t had opportunity start intended blogging series since being pretty poorly earlier this week. Nothing caught or bought causative that I can think of.
Perhaps flu-like chillness, shock and whole torso spasms indicative toxin. I tweeted this afternoon something about Asian rice, which I have eaten recently and which cooks more as a mixture of long-grains than the noted basmati. Changes are afoot in this particular food basket market—that I do know—so mebbe I am but one to gather a consequence first hand.
March 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
Just to say some delay this end.. to do with migrations.. overlong.. not like the cyber world in the real world is it?
Be back asap – say a week from now – with a graphical satire rated worthwhile disruptive for all homo sapiens. Meaning you… YOU, and you, of course.
As Mae famously said, c’mon up and see me soon
December 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Stephen Lacey has the picture, which perhaps fittingly this season steps down my blog for the year. In character at anyrate.
He writes about Americans for Prosperity(AFP) a conkochtion of brothers K and Tea Partiers.
Weeks after the bros plowed their easily-earned millions into futile ‘majority’ control efforts we learned how the massive popular political lo$$es they incurred served up the latest US Rump. Whose stump of 180 congressional lawmakers – including all the leaders – are fully signed up to no C tax. At all. Anytime.
Tis their own prosperity these few are about; simple words, simply put; worth a shout. Often.
Which, this festive time and thinking of others as one of Dickens’s go-2-guys bows out, is my tuppence worth for the new K for State. John Kerry go well!
K meetups appear to not auger well. But the promise, somewhat later than any informed and intelligent person would want, is mid-terms. And pushing Rump into its ground. As, meanwhile, dynamics for rapid change take hold, ready and steady for prompt post-2014 political implementation.
Changing topic some, I got a Rockwell the other day. Card, big and square, Santa and his elves and helpers. Norman illustrated this back in 1922 when Curtis Publishing took copyright. To what I’d sense the very best of North American talent on display. Yes, there’s a richness of expression there that even Tolkien would have envied. Must have, for among my growing collection of Rockwells. So than ye very much to its sender. Take a happy holiday!
“Jockey bloKey” came out of RNZ’s morning report today. Pretty apt term for the PM. Gee, wouldn’t he want humored diversion from the antics of flip-and-flop all around him this year. And, to be honest, not a lot he or anyone here could do much about.
So… have a good break folks.. look forward to whatever the New Year shall bring. For it shall bring it.
November 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
I am just through a piece by Pogue @ NYT on the flat world of computer tablets – which one to gift this Season, says he..
Good question, given the somewhat large range and scale of wouldbes.. but I digress.
From a phrase he uses in the last but one paragraph — “this moment of marketing time”.
Had me think instantly of one profound truism—that market/s do not (indeed cannot) distinguish the legitimate from the manipulated. Hereafter I’ll express this like legitimate versus manipulate.
A distinction, I’d say, that must be made before one might trust the market persé. Which is a very fine thing to want to trust. In human affairs.
Why so? Because the ‘man’ in manipulate is how one prefers do things—knowing him/her, trusting that their take on legitimate matches one’s own. And realising this trust. In fact. And business. And record.
As opposed the mismatched promotions – marketing – wherein no such distinction exists. Yes, there are aplenty who do not recognise this distinction and need. They are profusely voluble over and across the point. The market is everything and no such distinction exists. Selling short, theirs can only ever be the relative success/failure of market share/s.
Let me say sorry at this point for this burst on a sore chest’s banjo, so to speak. Feeling a tad down as I do. One should not feel thus, after all hasn’t this been the week of dwarfery and elves to distract… perhaps entertain… lowness of spirit.. tho not without humor.
Instance the magazine tossed my way at the clinic again. Later in date than the last, landing open at page 3 with a couple of photos to suggest an instant new award — HOPPIT! — for each of them. One of what can only be in our current moment a miffed Mitt of whom the reviewer captioned something like ‘if only he’d be honest enough for long enough’— Lovely! Good crackup, John, well done that man of Victoria academia. And then, perhaps attaining a later day saintliness in kiwi, a HOPPIT to the backbenches. Great shirt, DC, and lucky you can body language hoops well. Guys like me gotta jump through ‘em, man!
Enough frivolity, this is Thursday. Already.
Did you see the mention o’ Mursolini in Egypt. Fitting huh? HOPPIT-in-the-making…
Ah well, three hoppits is my little lot this time. I’ll try for better next.
And listen out