Chinese dairy companies apologise

Three Chinese dairy companies have apologised for their part in the melamine poisoning of milk used for infant formula.

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, Mengniu Dairy and Bright Dairy Group were earlier found to have produced milk contaminated with melamine.

The scandal has savaged the companies’ share prices and prompted Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks to pull Mengniu milk from its 300-plus stores last month.
  
Chinese health officials say nearly 10,700 infants and children are still in hospital after drinking milk and formula contaminated with melamine.

Still no more than four dead – I hope that is the true number and not a result of censorship.

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