TAINTED MILK POWDER SEIZED

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(0427 CR M06)TAINTED MILK POWDER SEIZED DATELINE: April 27, 2011 LENGTH: 00:01:15 FILE VO Police in southwest China have seized more than 26,000 kilograms of melamine-contaminated milk powder. This has evoked memories of a tainted-milk scandal in 2008 - which killed at least six babies and sickened 300,000 others. A one-month investigation by Chongqing police revealed that the milk powder, intended for use as an ingredient in ice cream, was laced with the industrial chemical melamine. Produced by a dairy company in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the tainted milk powder was sold at a low price to a dairy manufacturer in Chongqing. According to local police, the tainted milk powder had not been put into production. Three people involved in the case have been detained. Melamine is an industrial chemical added to milk to fool inspectors by registering misleadingly high protein level test readings. Long-term intake of the chemical can cause severe Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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