Oh boy: New reports from a Chinese watchdog agency have extended the melamine-tainted crisis to liquid milk. The agency claims that 10% of samples from Mengniu Dairy Group Co. and Yili Industrial Group Co. (China's two largest dairy companies) contained melamine. As of this morning, 18 people have been arrested in connection with the melamine-tainted baby formula that has caused the death of four infants and sickened 6,200 children. Melamine is believed to have been added to raw milk by suppliers and dairy dealers and then sold to the larger dairy companies. Many parents in China are confused about what formula is safe for their children after three of the major brands—Sanlu, Yili Industrial Group and Mengniu Dairy Co.—have all been recalled. [MSNBC]
This is unbelievable. I would be buying my own cow if I lived over there. This is the same exact stuff they got in trouble for putting into pet food last year, right? How on EARTH could they have thought it was acceptable for human consumption?!