Chinese Milk Scandal Essay

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The purpose of this essay is to two unethical cases in context of the business environment, and analyse them from the decision-maker’s point of view. My two chosen topic will feature food safety problems, political corruption, reputation damage and abuse of privacy. In the case of food safety, I will analyse the case of the Chinese Milk Scandal, connected to Sanlu Group, back in 2008, which offended and endangered a huge number of people and infants. The second case covers the abuse of private information, which was entrusted to Yahoo! Inc., when they leaked out private account information of their users to the US Intelligence. The aim of this essay is to analyse these cases and to bring attention to these issues that are happening in our everyday life, even without our consent. Case 1- Sanlu Group and the Chinese milk scandal The using of melamine and adulteration of infant dairy products is a pressuring and alarming problem in China, gaining more and more…show more content…
Firstly, the reason why melamine was used in infant dairy products is because formerly water was added to raw milk to increase its volume and as a result of this mixture, the milk lost of its protein concentrate. It is valuable to note that farmers had to test the protein percentage in their product according to the government regulations and the procedure of testing the protein percentage of the product is trough measuring the nitrogen content. Quoting directly from the website of World Health Organization, ’Melamine is an organic base chemical most commonly found in the form of white crystals rich in nitrogen’ (WHO, 2015) and this chemical compound is largely used in plastics, dishwashers, fabrics and food containers. In summary, additional melamine increases the nitrogen level and the apparent protein level, making it more beneficial for farmers to sell their dairy
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