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Nearly 12,900 Chinese children sick from milk
China said Sunday the number of children sickened by baby formula tainted with the banned industrial chemical melamine has doubled to nearly 12,900 as the government confronts a scandal over widespread contamination of the milk supply.
More than 80 percent of the 12,892 children hospitalized in recent weeks were 2 years old or younger, the Health Ministry said in a statement posted on its Web site late Sunday. Four children have died.
The ministry said most of the children sickened consumed infant formula from one company, the Shijiazhuang Sanlu Group Co. The dairy is at the center of one of China's worst food safety scandals in years.
Number one issue for Fonterra is the health of the children and the decision was made at the beginning that it is better to… we would have more influence on this situation if we worked within the Chinese system, as opposed to standing outside the system.
We could not see where we could have an appropriate influence in getting the product off the shelves.
Nearly 53,000 Chinese Children Sick From Milk
The number of children in China sickened by dairy products tainted with the banned industrial chemical melamine has jumped to nearly 53,000, the government said Sunday as it vowed to crack down on those responsible for one of China's worst food safety scandals in years.
More than 80 percent of the 12,892 children hospitalized in recent weeks were 2 years old or younger, the Health Ministry said in a statement posted on its Web site late Sunday. Four children have died and 104 of the hospitalized children are in serious condition.
Another 39,965 children received outpatient treatment at hospitals and were considered "basically recovered," the ministry said.
Tainted milk crisis hits more global companies
Snackers, beware: Your favorite chocolate or creamy treats might contain milk contaminated with melamine.
The list of companies facing potential recalls grew Friday as reports of foods tainted with the industrial chemical melamine, which has been blamed in the deaths of four Chinese infants, spread to a widening range of products.
Food companies around the globe are rushing to assess their products and in some cases setting new strategies to prevent problems.
Investigations in China have revealed the presence of melamine in dozens of milk and milk products. Many foods and beverages manufactured in China-- such as instant coffee containing a creamer, tea with powdered milk, instant packaged breakfast cereal, candy, and other products— contain milk or milk products.
Tens of thousands of infants in China have become sick with kidney stones or kidney failure associated with the consumption of infant formula containing melamine. There have been at least four deaths, and thousands more have been hospitalized.
Cadbury recalls Chinese-made chocolates: Firm says tests 'cast doubt' on product safety amid fallout over tainted milk
British chocolate maker Cadbury said Monday tests have "cast doubt" on the safety of its Chinese-made products and ordered a recall, the latest foreign company affected by China's tainted milk scandal.
Tests "cast doubt on the integrity of a range of our products manufactured in China," Cadbury said without elaboration in a statement issued from its office in Singapore.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the tests revealed melamine, the industrial chemical at the center of China's recent milk scandal.