Over 50,000 Children Sick in China Tainted Milk Scandal
Numerous people have been arrested, the head of China's quality watchdog resigned and at least four children have died after tainted milk made its way into homes over the last few months.
Tests have confirmed the presence of melamine in samples of milk taken from two of China's largest dairy producers, adding to fears that the tainted milk goes far beyond just baby formula and powdered milk.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Li Changjiang had quit with the approval of China's State Council. Li's agency is responsible for ensuring that China's food supply chain is safe.
Monday's resignation came hours after the World Health Organization said the scandal had highlighted flaws in the country's entire food supply chain.