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Top Chinese Official Quits Over Milk Scandal; Import Bans Multiply

12:44 PM MDT | September 26, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Li Changjiang, the head of China’s food and product quality agency, has been forced to resign over the widespread sale of baby milk powder and other milk products tainted with melamine, the country’s official Xinhua news agency says (CW, Sept. 22, p. 5). Four children have died in China after consuming melamine-tainted milk products, and 54,000 have fallen ill, 13,000 of whom have been hospitalized, reports say. Cases were also identified last week in Hong Kong and Macau. The Chinese government says it will punish individuals responsible for the...

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