- China’s Food and Drug Administration says they will be closely monitoring powdered milk production and have ordered manufacturers and local supervisors to remain alert.
- The agency has promised to “severely” punish any manufacturers who are found to have safety issues.
- The announcement comes amid a scandal facing Fonterra. Chinese powdered milk producers also landed in hot water in 2008 when it was found that some products were tainted with melamine.
From the article:
...'A lack of responsibility, unclear policies and lax supervision led to recent safety issues over infant milk formula, and it is necessary to improve the quality and safety of milk powder to regain consumer confidence,' the agency said in a statement on its website...