25 Jan 2010

Melamine found in more China milk products

10:55 pm on 25 January 2010

Authorities in southwestern China have ordered three batches of milk products to be removed from shop shelves as they contain the chemical melamine that killed at least six children in 2008.

The state-run China Daily reports the products in Guizhou province were found to contain the toxic chemical used in the manufacture of plastics and fertilisers.

In November last year, China executed two people for their role in the 2008 tainted milk scandal.

Six childrend died and nearly 300,000 children fell ill after drinking milk intentionally laced with melamine, sold mainly in that case by the now bankrupt Sanlu Group.

Sanlu was part-owned by New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra.