Dutch to check for tainted milk

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The Food and Wares Authority will test food brought to The Netherlands from China for traces of melamine.

25 September 2008

THE HAGUE -- The Dutch food safety regulator began checking Chinese food for traces of contaminated milk.

The Food and Wares Authority says it is checking food being brought into the country by 10 importers as a precaution following the growing tainted milk scandal in China.

Milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine was blamed for killing four Chinese babies and sickening more than 50,000 others.

Authority spokesman Chris Krikken said Wednesday results of testing is not expected before the end of September. He says it is not clear how many products will be tested.

[AP / Expatica]

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