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Foreign brands still dominate as parents do not trust China’s home-grown baby milk formula makers 12 years on from melamine milk scandal

Twelve years ago, 300,000 children in China were poisoned after drinking infant milk formula that contained melamine, a chemical used in plastic. Six babies were killed by the toxic substance, which was used by 22 companies to artificially boost the protein levels that showed up in nutrition tests.Those responsible were punished with sentences ranging from lengthy prison terms to the death penalty.Dubbed the ‘melamine scandal’, the tragedy rocked China’s baby milk formula industry. Many parents…

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