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Vietnam Finds Tainted Chinese Milk

Nguoi Viet newspaper, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2008

Tests conducted in Saigon show the presence of melamine in samples taken from milk imported from YiLi Industrial Group, one of three Chinese companies found to have melamine in their milk products.

Local importer Kim An Company in Saigon's Phu Nhuan District said results from examinations done by an affiliate of the citys Department of Science and Technology revealed a melamine concentration of 25.34 micrograms per liter.
However, no regulations have been established in Vietnam that determines the concentration level of melamine poisonous for consumption.

Kim An Co. also said it has recalled all the YiLi milk it had distributed. However, 321 tins of one-liter milk had already been sold. The company reportedly imported 1,494 cartons of milk (one carton contains 12 tins) from YiLi Industrial Group.

The Saigon Health Department said Tuesday it had confiscated 1,081 cartons from the company and also seized 3,375 kilograms of milk powder lacking required documents being transported on a truck belonging to Duc Long Co., Ltd. in District 10.


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