Family Drinks Milk Containing Dead Mouse For 3 Days, Sues Walmart

Family Drinks Milk Containing Dead Mouse For 3 Days, Sues Walmart

I’ve never tasted milk that contained the corpse of a dead mouse, so I can’t say whether or not it would be noticeable, but a couple in Kentucky claim they drank three days’ worth of moused-up milk they’d purchased at Sam’s Club before ever noticing the rotting rodent inside. Now, as happens in these situations, they have filed a lawsuit. [More]

Chinese Milk Accused Of Sprouting Boobs On Babies

Chinese Milk Accused Of Sprouting Boobs On Babies

They say that girls are developing earlier and earlier these days, but this is just disgusting. Chinese authorities are investigating reports that three Chinese infant girls prematurely developed breasts after consuming hormone-tainted powdered milk made by Chinese manufacturer Synutra. [More]

Old Thermos Ad: Use Our Product Or Your Baby Will Die!

Old Thermos Ad: Use Our Product Or Your Baby Will Die!

I know we all like to laugh at old homemaker ads, like where bad coffee will make your husband have an affair or the wrong douche will let the communists win, but here’s one that pushes it a step further. How? Dead babies. As the scary ad explains, a thermos keeps filthy germ-ridden flies away from the milk, and keeps the milk cold, and that means the milk won’t kill your baby. If you don’t buy this thermos, you may as well make your baby into terrible tasting instant coffee and use it to drive your husband into the arms of his secretary, because that’s what you deserve. [More]

Find Out Where Your Dairy And Produce Items Came From

Find Out Where Your Dairy And Produce Items Came From

A longtime reader sent in a couple of links to websites that let you find out more about your food supply chain, if you’re into that sort of stuff. Where is my milk from? matches carton codes with a list of dairies published by the FDA. FoodLogiq is less user-friendly and requires free registration, but you can apparently use it to track produce from participating growers. (Thanks to Cy!) [More]

Lactose Intolerant? Drink Milk!

Lactose Intolerant? Drink Milk!

If you think you’re lactose intolerant, the National Institutes of Health says, well… maybe you’re not. In a statement released yesterday, the NIH claims that lactose intolerance is nowhere near as prevalent as it’s believed and that a general misunderstanding of lactose is causing people to not get the Vitamin D and calcium they need. [More]

Independent Dairy Farmers Fight Big Milk's Cartels

Independent Dairy Farmers Fight Big Milk's Cartels

Everyone who drinks milk watches the price carefully, but what most consumers don’t realize is that the price actually paid to dairy farmers for raw milk is currently the lowest it’s been in 40 years. That’s because only a few large companies control the country’s milk supply, and now the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the situation and deciding whether to take anti-trust action against them.

Farmers Slaughtering Dairy Cows Rather Than Lose Money Producing Milk

Farmers Slaughtering Dairy Cows Rather Than Lose Money Producing Milk

It’s so expensive to produce milk right now — due to low demand and high feed costs — that farmers are being paid to slaughter dairy cows in order to “shift the pain to consumers,” says Bloomberg.

http://consumerist.com/2009/06/15/milk-as-good-as-sports/

Milk-as good as sports drinks for athletes? There’s nothing like a big glass of milk after a grueling workout in the hot summer sun. Mmmm. [Consumer Reports Source]

China Sentences Two Men To Death Over Melamine Milk Scandal

China Sentences Two Men To Death Over Melamine Milk Scandal

Two men have been sentenced to death and a third given life in prison for their involvement in the tainted milk scandal that killed at least six children and made at least 300,000 more sick.

Do Not Think About Walmart's Milk Pricing Scheme Or Risk Brain Injury

Do Not Think About Walmart's Milk Pricing Scheme Or Risk Brain Injury

Reader Anthony wanted to purchase milk, so he went to Walmart. When he got there, he stood in front of the milk refrigerator for 5 minutes trying to understand Walmart’s milk pricing scheme. Attempt this at your own peril.

http://consumerist.com/2008/12/31/chairwoman-of-chinese-dairy-company/

Chairwoman of Chinese dairy company pleads guilty in melamine case, may face death penalty. [Reuters]

FDA Detains All China Milk Products

FDA Detains All China Milk Products

Two months after vast quantities of milk from China were found to contain melamine, sickening 53,000 children and sending 13,000 to hospital, the FDA announced all Chinese milk imports will be stopped at the border until they’re proven melamin-free.. While it’s taken them a while to do this, banning entire categories of products from specific countries is a rare move, and it will have long-lasting impact. “It’s impossible to get off the alert list,” said Benjamin England, a former FDA lawyer. Unscrupulous food makers adulterate products with melamine because they fool testing equipment to make the product look high in protein. In spring ’07, about two dozen pets died after eating pet food tainted with melamine.

http://consumerist.com/2008/09/26/fda-warns-consumers-not-to/

FDA warns consumers not to drink instant coffee made in China because it may be tainted with melamine. They specifically mention one brand, the hilariously-unappetizing-souding Mr. Brown. [MSNBC]

http://consumerist.com/2008/09/24/um-dont-eat-those-white/

Um, don’t eat those “White Rabbit” candies, they’ve got the melamine. [Gothamist]

Melamine Tainted Dairy Products Sicken 53,000 Children, Nearly 13,000 Hospitalized

Melamine Tainted Dairy Products Sicken 53,000 Children, Nearly 13,000 Hospitalized

China’s chief quality supervisor was replaced today as the total number of children sickened from dairy products tainted with melamine (the same substance that was found in contaminated pet food last year) grew to 53,000. Nearly 13,000 children have been hospitalized and 4 have died. Products manufactured by 22 companies were found to contain melamine, says Bloomberg.

10,000 Babies May Have Consumed Poison Milk

10,000 Babies May Have Consumed Poison Milk

Remember melamine, last year’s pet-killing poison? It’s back with a vengeance, and this year it wants Chinese babies. As many as 10,000 may have consumed melamine-laced milk powder, according to authorities. Even worse, a New Zealand company detected the poison weeks ago but couldn’t convince local officials to issue a recall. Only after New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark demanded action did the Chinese recall the death milk.

Do Not Be Fooled By Safeway's 2 for $7 Milk Trick

Do Not Be Fooled By Safeway's 2 for $7 Milk Trick

While shopping at Safeway today I noticed something odd about the “O” Organics Milk. After I listened to a mom tell her daughter she buys “whatever is on sale” I went to purchase my own milk and realized that’s not such a good plan. A half gallon was on sale for 2 for $7. Or if your a savvy shopper you could buy a gallon for $6.59. The Safeway website confirms it.

Why Most Organic Milk Stays Unspoiled Longer

Why Most Organic Milk Stays Unspoiled Longer

An interesting sidebar in our “Is Your Milk Spoiling Faster?” discussion is why does most organic milk stay fresher longer? It’s not because the cows are free of bovine-growth-hormone and the commune-members sing them lullabies every night.