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Chinese Dairy Farmer Sentenced to Death for Poisoning Milk

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court has sentenced a dairy farmer to death for poisoning her competitor’s milk supply with an industrial chemical that left three young children dead and another 36 sick. The court in the northwestern province of Gansu found that Ma Xiuling deliberately added nitrite, an industrial salt, to fresh milk produced by her rival […]

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Radiation Contamination in Japanese Baby Formula Sparks Recall

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Japanese food manufacturer says radioactive cesium has been detected in its baby formula — the latest food scare to grip the country since the nuclear disaster at a power plant northeast of Tokyo nine months ago. The Meiji Company said Tuesday it has launched an immediate recall of 400,000 cans of powdered milk […]

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Industry Pressure Blamed for China’s “Shameful” Milk Safety Standards

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say pressure from powerful dairy interests is to blame for China having the weakest milk safety standards of any major country. The Communist Party-controlled Global Times reported Wednesday that the allowable bacteria count in Chinese milk is 20 times higher than in the United States or Europe. It also says protein requirements […]

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