Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The Right to Offend: Writers to Boycott Charlie Hebdo PEN Award

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

France could surpass Russia in arms exports league

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Nepal Earthquake: Death Toll Continues to Rise, Thousands Missing

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Two shot dead in attack on Mohammad cartoon contest in Texas

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Controversial intelligence law goes before French parliament

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The Prosecutor Who Could Save Baltimore

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

Read more

#THE 51%

UK elections: Does the women's vote count?

Read more

REVISITED

Questions remain 7 years after China's Sichuan quake

Read more

Sixty people arrested over toxic milk scandal

Latest update : 2009-01-09

China's Ministry of Public Security has said on its website that 60 people have been arrested in connection with the toxic milk scandal that erupted in September. No details were given about the persons detained.

AFP - China said Friday it had arrested a total of 60 people in the tainted milk scandal that led to the deaths of at least six children and sickened nearly 300,000 others.
   
Police had arrested them for "producing or selling toxic and harmful food products," China's Ministry of Public Security said on its website, as it summarised actions taken since the scandal erupted in September last year.
   
It did not give details on who the 60 people were.
   
So far, 21 people have stood trial over the safety scare, including the former boss of Sanlu, the dairy company at the heart of the scandal.
   
The verdicts have yet to be announced, but some of the defendants could reportedly face the death penalty.
   
Twenty-two companies in China were found to have sold milk contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, which is normally used to make plastic, prompting worldwide recalls of Chinese dairy products.
   
The melamine was mixed into the milk to give the appearance of higher protein content.
 

Date created : 2009-01-09

COMMENT(S)