Cow feed checks after milk powder scare

15-09-2008 | |
Cow feed checks after milk powder scare

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) will carry out special quality inspections on fresh milk and cow feedstuff nationwide in the wake of the contaminated baby milk powder scandal.

“The inspection will take place in 50 counties in major
dairy product manufacturing areas including Beijing, Inner Mongolia Autonomous
Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Shaanxi and
Heilongjiang provinces,” the ministry said.

After the Sanlu baby milk
powder scandal, the MOA had immediately ordered its local agencies nationwide to
establish special inspection working groups to strengthen quality check to
prevent any sub-standard fresh milk from sale.

The Sanlu Group, a leading
Chinese dairy producer based in northern Hebei Province, admitted Friday that it
had found some of its baby milk powder products were contaminated with melamine,
a chemical raw material. It issued an immediate recall of milk formula made
before August 6.

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