Foreign milk products face trust issues in China

Foreign milk products face trust issues in China

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A recent survey found that about 53.7 percent of respondents in China have lost their confidence in foreign products. The reason behind this fact was the Fonterra botulism scare and there is still a big number of people who remain wary of Chinese products as well.

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The survey was conducted by the China Youth Daily and results were based on responses from over 6,000 people. The survey mentioned that about 58.2 percent of respondents believe that people in China are blindly trusting the qualifications of milk products from foreign brands, despite a series of quality problems over the past couple of years.

The dairy giant Fonterra was involved in a lot of controversy recently, when toxic bacteria has been found in imported dairy products from New Zealand. However, no infants fell ill after consuming their products, but the scandal tainted the image of the company and the majority of people cannot trust the brand anymore.

On the other hand, 43.9 percent still reportedly have more trust in foreign milk products. The trust in public companies was damaged in 2008, when melamine-tainted milk killed six infants and also sickened thousands of others. Most of the time, domestic products in China are considered to have safety problems or to be of poor quality.

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