Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Arrest of San Lu General Manager, Fonterra's Chinese Subsidiary

Chinese authorities have arrested Tian Wenhua, the general manager of San Lu, the Chinese minority ownership subsidiary of Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy multinational.

The count of infants sickened by San Lu's infant formula laced with melamine has grown to 6,244 with 158 acute cases of kidney failure.

The scandal widens in China with the government reporting that 20 percent of 109 dairy companies had product batches containing melamine.

Two Chinese dairy companies have been ordered to recall export shipments made to Yemen, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Gabon and Burundi.

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