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China crackdown on contaminated baby milk

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China crackdown on contaminated baby milk

China crackdown on contaminated baby milk
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The tainted baby milk scandal has prompted a tough crackdown by the authorities in China. Inspectors have been destroying a mountain of contaminated dairy products.

More than three and a half thousand Chinese children remain sick from the milk which was contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine which is normally used to make plastic and fertiliser

The deaths of at least four babies have been linked to the tainted milk. One in four babies in the Chinese capital Beijing had been fed the contaminated milk formula. Now the tainted products are being incinerated at least thirty two thousand tons of it in one Chinese province alone.

China began reviewing tougher food safety laws following criticism from the United Nations over its sluggish response to the health scandal. Chinese officials have pledged all milk products on the shelves are now safe. China is vowing to bring all its food products up to international standards.