"Thank you for the email regarding Baby Mum-Mum rice rusk. We understand your concerns about the milk powder problem in China. The reports state that the Chinese government has identified the source of the problem to be contaminated Chinese fresh milk which was used to make milk powder in China. Since Baby Mum-Mum rice rusk is made from New Zealand origin skim milk powder, it is not related to the problem in China.
I hope this is helpful.
Please feel free to contact me again should you need further clarification.
The melamine-in-milk scandal goes beyond baby formula -- and goes beyond China. Professor Marion Nestle, one of the most respected and most no-nonsense voices in the world of nutrition and food politics, notes that Chinese candies imported to New Zealand have been found to have traces of melamine. (Ranch 99 has pulled that candy from its shelves, says USA Today, though it was still on some shelves in Seattle Wednesday.) If a product comes from China and has milk as an ingredient, Nestle wrote, send it back.
Melamine is an issue she's been tracking. I was initially surprised when I heard Nestle was writing a book about pet food, (out this month), but the title's starting to sound remarkably prescient: "Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine." It's about last year's melamine-in-pet-food scandal and how "what begins as a problem merely for cats and dogs soon becomes an issue of tremendous concern to everyone."