Parents and babies beware of the milk! Despite the scandal of deadly melamine milk powder in 2008, 170 tons of milk powder are being recalled. Although China made efforts to punish those responsible, including the execution of two workers (a dairy farmer and a salesman), government officials were only moved around, most to the same position if not a higher one, and tainted milk products went back into circulation after being repackaged and resold. Read more from Business Week and BBC News.
Keep your baby safe by staying away from Chinese milk formula until the unsafe products have been pulled off the shelves for good. A blogger recommends ordering baby formula online from Taobao, but, without strict regulation, buyers should purchase at their own risk. Check the blog comments for more advice and solutions to purchasing safe milk powder.
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