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Fake formula deadly in China

April 23rd, 2004 · 1 Comment

This article in the Seattle Times brought me to tears.

Dozens of infants fed fake milk formula have died in the past year in eastern China, sparking the latest consumer crisis in a country where counterfeit products ranging from car brakes to medicine have flooded markets, state media reported yesterday.

Most of the widely reported deaths were in and around the city of Fuyang, and nearly all the victims were children of impoverished, poorly educated farmers who fed their infants baby formula that had almost no nutritional value.

The results were heartbreaking: Some year-old infants were only half the usual size for children their age. Others were months old but weighed less than when they were born.

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  • 1 jessie // May 11, 2004 at 9:33 pm

    how dare the producer do such kind of things. Their mind should be flooded with profit but nothing. In order to make fortune, they did it at the cost of the infant’s life. what’t their moral standard….