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25 February 2024

More tainted milk products found in China

China has launched a 10-day emergency crackdown on tainted milk products after several were found creeping back onto the market despite a massive scandal that sickened hundreds of thousands of children in 2008.

A member of the country’s food safety committee, Chen Junshi, told the China Daily newspaper for its Tuesday edition that no one knows how many tainted milk products are still on the market.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency says the sweep that started on Monday comes after milk products tainted with the industrial chemical melamine were pulled from shelves in Shanghai and the provinces of Shaanxi, Shandong, Liaoning and Hebei. Some had been recalled in the previous scandal and repackaged. A number of companies were involved. 


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