New Zealand’s Fonterra Apologizes for Milk-Powder Scare

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra apologized on Monday for a contamination scare involving whey protein products tainted with Clostridium botulinum. From The Wall Street Journal: Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings traveled...

Winter at Home, Spring Abroad for Journalists

In 2008, investigative reporter Jian Guangzhou uncovered a major food safety scandal involving melamine-tainted Sanlu milk powder. This year, he left Shanghai’s Oriental Daily in one of a series of high-profile news media...

First Lawsuit In China Milk Scandal Delayed

From AFP: China’s first civil lawsuit seeking compensation over last year’s tainted milk scandal has been delayed for further investigation, state-run media reported Wednesday. A district court in Beijing late last...

China Executes Two for Tainted Milk Scandal

Two people were executed today for their role in milk contamination scandal which killed at least six children last year. From Reuters: A total of 21 Sanlu executives and middlemen were tried and sentenced in January by a court...

Grieving Parents Gain Clout In China

Ariana Eunjung Cha reports in the Washington Post: When Zhao Lianhai created a Web site for parents of children hurt or killed by contaminated milk, he did not set out to challenge the Communist Party. He did it because his son...

China Milk Scandal Terms Upheld

BBC has an update on the sentences handed down to those held responsible for the contaminated milk crisis: State media said a court in Hebei Province rejected the appeal by Tian Wenhua, the former chairwoman of now-defunct Sanlu...

China Dairy Boss Appeals Sentence in Milk Scandal

From AP: A dairy boss is appealing the life sentence she received for involvement in a tainted milk scandal that sickened hundreds of thousands of Chinese children, state media said Sunday. Tian Wenhua submitted an appeal Sunday...

Death Sentence in Milk Trial

Three men have been sentenced to death for their role in the tainted milk scandal, while Tian Wenhua, former chairwoman of the Sanlu Group, has been given a life sentence. From Caijing: On the afternoon of January 22, the...

The Sanlu Trial: Diary of a Dairy Disaster

From Caijing Magazine: A nation’s outrage over poisoned baby formula is focusing on the trial of a former dairy executive who, at first glance, looks anything but a criminal. Tian Wenhua, 67, took the stand December 31 in a...

Chinese Dairy Firms Say Sorry

From Agencies via Al Jazeera: A group of Chinese dairy firms have sent text messages to millions of mobile phone users across the country begging for forgiveness over last year’s tainted milk scandal. The 22 dairy...

Parents of China Milk Scandal Victims Detained

As Sanlu dairy company executives face trial over the contaminated milk scandal which killed six and sickened thousands of children, parents called for further research into the effects of the chemical melamine, which was found...

In China, Tainted Milk Trial Kept Under Wraps

The Los Angeles Times reports that despite the attention focused on the trial of four Sanlu executives for their role in the tainted milk scandal, authorities in China are tightly controlling access to the courtroom: China has...



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