Province recalls polluted milk powder
A province has recalled a brand of milk powder after more than 150 children suffered food poisoning, Xinhua said on Sunday, just weeks after another case in which fake milk powder killed at least 13 babies.
The bureau demanded buyers across the province to immediately stop drinking the milk powder with Shanhua brand, produced by Guiyang Sanlian Milk Company on April 1 to 2, and wait for a recall.
The milk powder had been confirmed containing a toxin, which was created by a golden staphylococcus and easily lead to loss of body fluids, heart failure, even death after being drunk by children or the aged, Xinhua reported.
The bureau did not say when the children fell sick.
Another kindergarten's 84 children in Pingba County were also poisoned by the milk powder.
Further investigation into the case is underway.
In April this year, inferior milk powders flooded into the rural market in Fuyang, Anhui Province. The 12 infants died of malnutrition after being fed with substandard milk powder made of starch, sugar, milk essence and other cheap ingredients but which were deficient in protein, fat and vitamins that are necessary to children's growth.
The news of deaths sparked a national outcry and drew the attention of top leaders including Premier Wen Jiabao.