China ‘Tainted Milk’ Kills Three Children

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

Thirty-five others, mostly children, 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 city government and health 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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