China has executed two people for their role in a scandal involving tainted milk powder that resulted in six children dying, officials have said more than 300,000 other infants were made ill from milk powder contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertiliser. Sanlu to recall milk powder as baby dies (china daily) updated: 2008-09-12 06:48 babies suffering from kidney stones receive medical treatment at the no1 hospital of the people's liberation army (pla) in lanzhou, northwest china's guansu province, september 11, 2008. Sanlu group, at the center of the recent milk food contamination scandal, may go bankrupt and be taken over by beiijng sanyuan food co untainted milk not hit by scandal dairy sector seeks succor.
The story behind china's tainted milk scandal all the while, unknowing parents went on giving their children the contaminated milk made by sanlu, which is china's largest powdered-milk producer.
Check-ups: babies waited to be examined at a hospital in hefei, china, on monday more than 1,200 infants who drank sanlu brand milk have fallen ill. 10 sept: china reveals that 14 babies fell ill in gansu province over the previous two monthsall drank the same brand of milk powder cases start being reported around china 12 sept 2008: sanlu group admits that its milk powder was contaminated with the toxic chemical melamine 13 sept: production halts at sanlu groupnineteen people are arrested. Milk dealers and middlemen, including zhang and geng, sold the milk to major dairy companies who failed to test it for its purity and nutritional value sanlu had been china's largest seller of milk powder until news of the racket broke in mid-september last year, xinhua said. Another sanlu official said the milk food might have been mislabeled, or someone might have been selling spurious products under the company's brand, according to xinhua sanlu group, based in shijiazhuang, hebei province, is partly owned by new zealand dairy export giant fonterra cooperative group.
Sanlu had been china's largest seller of milk powder until news of the racket broke in mid-september last year, xinhua said it emerged that sanlu had known it was selling toxic milk - and allowed around 900 tonnes of it to leave its dairies before it stopped production. At the same time, sanlu company launched the infant formula milk powder or occupation of the rural market, adding excipient, is as high as 40% if the production in accordance with national quality standards enterprises not only profits, but also serious losses.
Sanlu group co, ltd (sjzsgcz) was a state-owned chinese dairy products company based in xinhua district, shijiazhuang, the capital city of hebei it produced one of the oldest and most popular brands of infant formula in china new zealand's fonterra owned 43% of sanlu. Not only did sanlu fail to detect the melamine in its milk powder, the company has also so far failed to explain why it did not publicly reveal the problem until sept 11, although it had received. In april 2006, sanlu acquired a liquid milk production base in weifang, shandong,capable of producing 300,000 tons of liquid milk every year, at an outlay of 400 million yuan in october of the same year, the company invested in a production facility with capacity of 100,000 tons of lactic acid bacteria drink and yoghurt in xinxiang , henan, at a cost of 120 million yuan.
Sanlu group was a state-owned chinese dairy products company in which new zealand-based dairy cooperative fonterra held a 43 per cent stake in 2008, sanlu was hit by a scandal over milk powder adulteration with melamine, affecting thousands of chinese babies, with six dying. Beijing—the crisis began august 2, when executives of the fonterra group, the world's largest trader of dairy products, arrived for a meeting at the headquarters of their chinese joint venture company, sanlu group.
12 sept 2008: sanlu group admits that its milk powder was contaminated with the toxic chemical melamine 13 sept: production halts at sanlu group nineteen people are arrested 15 sept: beijing confirms two babies have died vice-president of the sanlu group apologises to the public. Four months later, an estimated 300,000 babies in china were sick from the contaminated milk, and the kidney damage led to six fatalities the sanlu group, one of the largest dairy producers in. On september 11, sanlu announced a recall of all of its milk powder products made before aug 6 since then, parents have been lining up at shops around the country to return the company's products the serious safety accident of the sanlu formula milk powder for infants has caused severe harm to many sickened babies and their families.