All In, it appears…

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


Explain m’boy!

August 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Well, y’see, I’d gone to this URL by name 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

High Prob, Low know

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

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