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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chinese Baby Formula Update

6200 Chinese babies ill, 3 die from tainted milk from the AP.

Lots of interesting and sad information in the article.
  • 20% of all Chinese Milk Producers had melamine in their product.
  • 6244 from 1,200 a day earlier for the count of sick babies, 3 dead.
  • China's cabinet met to discuss nationwide testing of milk.
  • Sanlu's general manager Tian Wenhua was arrested.
  • The Mayor of Hebei province's capital, Shijiazhuang, was fired. Four other city officials from Shijiazhuang, where Sanlu is based, were also fired.
  • Fonterra told the local government on August 2nd about the problem but were ignored. Last week after letting the New Zealand Prime Minster know, who contacted the central Chinese government the problem on Sept. 11, which then became public.
  • The central government was informed of the issue on Sept. 10th by the local government.

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