The discovery has punched a 170-ton hole in China's promises to overhaul its food safety system. Officials say they've found yet another case where large amounts of tainted milk powder from the country's 2008 scandal that should have been destroyed were instead repackaged. Full story
Dec 01, 2008 - Fuyang, Anhui, China - China has lifted to six the number of babies believed killed from drinking toxic milk formula and raised the number affected to 294,000, months after a scare that has battered confidence among local and foreign consumers. The Health Ministry had until now said f
Zhou Yunxiao, a 14-month-old boy, is treated after drinking tainted milk powder, at a hospital in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. China's government pledged Tuesday to crack down on a milk-gathering system that was 'out of control', after tainted baby formula
In this July 3, 2007 file photo, a worker selects the daily product at the production line at Wahaha's factory in Hangzhou, China. Chinese beverage maker Hangzhou Wahaha Group is considering buying dairy assets from Sanlu Group, the milk maker at the heart of a scandal over milk tainted with an indu
Customers return tainted milk powder at a supermarket in Hefei, Anhui province September 18, 2008. China's mounting toxic milk scandal, in which three infants have died and more than 6,000 fallen ill, has triggered sackings and detentions with the government denouncing the dairy industry as chaotic.
epa01491328 A young child receives ultrasonic diagnosis for kidney stones at a hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, 17 September 2008. Reported by state media, melamine has been discovered in milk produced by 22 dairy manufacturers, including a partner of Sanlu Group, one of China's la
WUHAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 17: People holding babies who drank tainted milk powders, queue to receive type-B ultrasonic examination in a Hospital on September 17, 2008 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. Twenty-two of the 109 milk food firms across the country have failed the tests conducted by the Ge