09 April 2011

In other "China's economic miracle" news

Chinese state media say three children have died in northwest China from suspected poisoning after drinking tainted milk. Thirty-five other people, mostly children, are being treated at hospitals in Gansu province.

Nitrite is a chemical usually used for curing meat. Several producers have been caught, in the past, adding often lethal chemicals as protein substitutes to fool quality inspectors.

The worst case of tainted milk occurred in 2008. At least six infants died and nearly 300,000 others fell ill after drinking baby formula milk powder laced with the industrial chemical melamine to beat protein quality tests.
Just more innovative capitalism... from the folks who brought you lead-painted baby toys.