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It is made with melamine that resembles ceramics and lined with pearl-like beads around the rim of the tray.
Rebuilding In 2008, authorities found that melamine, widely used to make plastics, was added to diluted milk to make the protein content appear higher.
In China a number of serious scandals have made people wary of food; in one, melamine was mixed into baby formula to disguise the watering down of milk and boost profits, sickening hundreds of thousands.
If there's really bad staining, a melamine foam eraser sponge can safely be used on the headband section of your headphones.
Case in point: this melamine pitcher ($52; katespade.com). 6.
Listen in now for horrifying tales of melamine-laced baby food and copper-painted tea leaves, but also for the surprisingly appetizing ways in which eaters can defend themselves against scams.
Recently, Tsui noted, concerns over safety and contamination—milk and baby formula tainted with toxic melamine; pigs illegally fed growth-enhancing asthma drugs—have driven residents to look more closely at the regional food chain.
Food safety scandals — for example, when dairy producers sold milk formula laced with melamine, putting 300,000 babies in the hospital and killing six — have produced embarrassing headlines for Beijing.
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Origin and Etymology of melamine
First Known Use: circa 1835See Words from the same year
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