Two executed in China milk-powder scandal

Two men were executed today for their part in China’s poisoned milk powder scandal which killed at least six children and made more than 300,000 ill.

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Two sentenced to death over milk scandal

A Chinese court condemned two men to death today and handed a life term to a former dairy boss in the first sentences for those involved in the country’s contaminated milk scandal.

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213 Chinese families sue dairies over tainted milk

Lawyers for more than 200 families who claim their children fell ill or died after drinking tainted infant formula said today that they were turning to China’s highest court to sue the dairy firms responsible in a bid to receive higher compensation and lifelong treatment.

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China's govt admits failings in milk scandal

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao said the government is partly responsible for the tainted milk scandal that has been blamed in the deaths of four babies and shaken consumer confidence, in a rare admission for a Chinese leader.

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China to improve controls after milk scandal

China's State Council has tightened quality control regulations for the dairy industry - while authorities in Macau and Hong Kong report that several children have developed kidney stones from Chinese tainted milk.

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Thousands of Chinese children remain ill after milk scandal

More than 10,000 children remain in hospital after being sickened in China's tainted milk scandal, officials said, as the government released its first rules on allowable levels of the chemical blamed for the ailments.

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China questions safety of Cadbury products

Hong Kong authorities say tests have showed the amount of melamine in Cadbury chocolate and cookies exceed a safe level for human consumption.

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Unilever recalls Lipton-brand milk tea powder

Anglo-Dutch company Unilever says it is recalling some of its Lipton-brand milk tea powder in Hong Kong and Macau after they are found to contain traces of an industrial chemical.

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Melamine found in Cadbury's Chinese chocolates

Confectionery giant Cadbury became the latest victim of China’s poisoned milk scandal, reporting findings of melamine in its Chinese-made chocolates.

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NZ dairy suspends exports of baby-formula product

A New Zealand dairy today suspended exports of a product used mainly in baby formula, after tests found it contaminated with low levels of melamine - the product that sparked the powdered-milk scandal in China.

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Cadbury recalls Chinese-made chocolates

British sweet maker Cadbury is recalling its Chinese-made chocolates as a precaution amid the tainted milk powder scandal, the Hong Kong government said today.

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UN condems China milk crisis

China's contaminated milk crisis was branded deplorable by two leading UN agencies today as the scandal spread further.

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EU bans children's food imports from China

A Europe-wide ban on all food for children coming from China comes into force tomorrow, the European Commission announced today.

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China bans some sweets due to milk fears

China belatedly stopped sales of popular sweets thought to contain contaminated milk today as more countries around the world banned products ranging from yoghurt to biscuits.

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