FDA widens inspections of Asian food imports
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9/24/2008-As the Chinese infant milk formula scandal continues, the
In a statement, the FDA said it has “broadened its domestic and import sampling and testing of milk-derived ingredients and finished food products containing milk, such as candies, desserts and beverages, that could contain these ingredients from Chinese sources. Milk-derived ingredients include whole milk powder, non-fat milk powder, whey powder, lactose powder and casein.”
More than 53,000 children have become sick and four have died after drinking infant milk containing melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastics. Most of the victims hospitalized are under the age of two.
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