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POISON NEWS
China’s new tainted-milk case
Source: The Star, September 21, 2010
   
 

Beijing (China) -  Seven persons in north China have been arrested on suspicion  of producing powdered milk tainted with the same industrial chemical that killed at least six babies in 2008.  An official at the Jinfulai dairy company in Shanxi province was among those arrested for allegedly putting excessive amounts of melamine in the milk powder.  Melamine, normally used in plastics and other products, was added to milk to make it appear to have a higher protein content.

The 26 tonnes of tainted product were also found to have been made with unsold milk powder past its sell-by date, and then distributed in several provinces.

A dairy industry scandal in China last year killed at least six babies and caused 300,000 more to be ill from its contaminated milk products.  It also led to a worldwide recall of diary products from China.


   
     
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