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3 Sentenced to Death in China Milk Scandal

Chairwoman of tainted milk firm gets life

(Newser) - A Chinese court has sentenced three men to die for adulterating milk for profit and poisoning thousands, CNN reports. The former chairwoman of the milk company at the heart of the scandal that killed six infants and sickened 300,000 has been sentenced to life in prison. Other defendants, including... More »

Chinese Exec Pleads Guilty in Melamine Case

Sanlu leaders could face death penalty for tainted milk scandal

(Newser) - The former chair and general manager of China’s Sanlu group pleaded guilty to selling the tainted powdered milk that killed six children and caused a national food scare, the New York Times reports. Tian Wenhua said she knew that the firm’s milk contained dangerously high levels of the... More »

Toxic Milk Poisons 6,000 Babies

Outrage over escalating scandal as 3 die

(Newser) - The toll from contaminated infant formula in China continues to mount alarmingly, with more than 6,000 babies poisoned and at least three killed, reports the BBC. Another 158 are suffering from acute kidney failure. The chemical melamine—which caused widespread pet deaths in contaminated food last year—has now... More »

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