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Chinese Producer Pleads Guilty Of Making Melamine-Tainted Milk

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The head of a Chinese company pleaded guilty to charges the now-bankrupt firm produced and sold fake or substandard products. At issue was food containing melamine, which caused the deaths of six children and made more than 290,000 others ill. Tian Wenhua, general manager of Sanlu Group, made the plea on the opening day of a Beijing trial of her and three other managers for failing to disclose cases of children developing kidney stones and becoming ill from adulterated milk that Sonlu produced. Tian acknowledged in court she knew of the contaminated milk as early as last May, but did not report it to the government, as required, until August. (Click here for more



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