05 November 2008 08:09 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI(ICIS news)--China has detained an animal feed producer believed to have supplied melamine-tainted feed to Dalian-based Hanwei Group, following findings that eggs it exported to Hong Kong were contaminated with the toxic chemical, state media reported late on Tuesday.
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The tainted ingredient was then mixed them with other feeds to produce more than 200 tonnes of refined feed for chicken. The remaining 75-tonne tainted feed of the company had been destroyed, according to Xinhua news.
According to an earlier bulletin from Ministry of Agriculture, the egg producer in
Chinese authorities have been tightening quality control in the feed and food industry following the outbreak of the melamine-in-milk power scandal in September that killed at least four infants and made more than 50,000 children ill in
Many cities started the inspection and supervision on egg producers and feeds producers after the detection of melamine-tainted eggs was reported in
Some melamine buyers in
Dolly Wu contributed to this article.
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