China Says More Dairy Makers Have Contaminated Milk
The Chinese tainted milk scandal continues to spread each day. Today the country revealed that the number of dairy producers who have the contaminated milk is even wider than originally thought.
China, embroiled in the tainted milk scandal that has killed four babies, said 15 more companies were found to have contaminated products as it widens a crackdown to allay food-safety concerns that have led to global bans.
About 31 batches of adult milk powder contained the chemical melamine, the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a Sept. 30 statement. That brings the total number of producers affected to 37.
China may halt exports of dairy goods until their safety is verified, Agence France-Presse reported, after more than 20 countries and markets worldwide banned Chinese milk or products made with it. Unilever, Cadbury Plc. and Japan's Kanematsu Corp. have recalled Chinese-made goods.