03 February 2010 13:10 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Chinese police have arrested four people in connection with melamine-tainted milk products, according to reports on Wednesday.
In 2008, melamine-tainted milk killed six infants in
Those arrested were involved in the dairy industry at
In December last year, Chinese authorities confiscated five tonnes of melamine-tainted milk powder and detained three suspects.
Nitrogen-rich melamine, which is normally used in the production of plastics, fertilizers and in industrial adhesives, is added to sub-standard food such as watered-down milk to boost its nitrogen content and enhance its protein levels.
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