29 Dec '11, 8am

Chinese milk manufacturer keeps mum on tainted milk source

Chinese milk manufacturer keeps mum on tainted milk source

China's biggest dairy manufacturer, Mengniu Dairy Group announced that a batch of milk tainted with with excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin was caused by mildewed feed but still refused to reveal the batch number and the source of the raw milk. -- PHOTO: AP BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Four days after it was announced that a batch of milk produced by China's biggest dairy manufacturer was tainted with excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin, the company says the culprit was mildewed feed, but it still refuses to reveal the batch number and the source of the raw milk. 'The reason for the incident has been identified as moldy cattle feed, which led to excessive aflatoxin in the raw milk,' Mengniu Dairy Group said in a statement on its website in Hong Kong on Wednesday. No equivalent statement was posted on its mainland website. The General Administra...

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