China ‘Tainted Milk’ Kills Three Children

China’s problems with food , and especially tainted milk, continue. Three children have been killed in the recent case of contaminated milk in Gansu Province. From :

Thirty-five others, mostly , are being treated at hospitals in Gansu province, officials said.

An initial investigation showed that the victims were poisoned by nitrite, a chemical used in the curing of meat.

The two farms have been sealed off and an investigation is under way, Xinhua news agency reported.

A joint statement by the Pingliang government and bureau said one of those being treated was “in critical condition and the other cases were stable”.

This is the latest in a series of food safety scandals to hit the dairy industry.

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