Chinese Tainted Milk Company Accused of Cover-up
Chinese Ordered Cover-up of
Tainted Milk Scandal
Sanlu, the company whose baby formula is believed to have sickened most of the ill infants, is now accused of covering up the problem for months,
along with local government officials.
China's state-owned Xinhua news agency has reported that Sanlu began receiving complaints about sick infants as far back as December 2007. According
to Xinhua, Sanlu didn't begin testing for melamine until June 2008.
After the presence of the contaminant was found, Sanlu reported the results to the government of Shijiazhuang on Aug. 2. Officials didn't take public
action until six weeks later when the recall was reported in Chinese media.
WOW....I had heard about the tainted milk and the recall about a week ago here. But now it seems the company AND govt had known about the problem for
months and didn't want to "mar" the coming Olympics. As far back as DECEMBER, there were reports of ill children...and yet, they did
nothing...nothing at all. How many thousands of the 13000 children could have avoided becoming ill if they'd done their job properly. This is
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[edit on 25-9-2008 by Jbird]