13 babies die from counterfeit milk powder in China

Another shocker, and I can’t say it better than Conrad does in his own post. Don’t know where he got the story from, but it’s dreadful and I don’t doubt it. (You can’t make this stuff up.) [UPDATE: Here’s a news source.]

In Conrad’s words:

Producers of counterfeit milk powder are responsible for the death, by starvation, of at least 13 infants in China’s Anhui province:

An investigation showed 171 babies, mostly between three and five months old, suffered from malnutrition after being fed the powder in rural areas around the Anhui city of Fuyang, the Beijing Youth Daily said.

“For babies, drinking such fake milk powder is no different from drinking water,” the official People’s Daily newspaper quoted Zhang Fangjun, an expert with the local hospital, as saying on its Web site at www.peopledaily.com.cn.

Fake fucking baby milk . . . whenever I conclude that nothing that happens on the mainland can ever again shock me, something happens on the mainland that accomplishes the feat.

I try to get into the minds of the people who came up with this idea and what they thought as they spent the money it earned them. But I can’t. Just as I can’t get into the minds of the bastards Conrad referred to in an earlier post that’s just as ghastly.

The Discussion: 6 Comments

News reports this morning of 4 wholesalers taken in for the fake baby milk. And it appears that the infant formula was distributed in a neighboring province in addition to Anhui.

April 22, 2004 @ 9:24 pm | Comment

According to the Guardian, the death toll’s up to 50 now.


April 23, 2004 @ 12:47 am | Comment

TVB (Hong Kong) was reporting tonight that when they sent reporters to Anhui today, the fake baby milk was still being sold at the shops.

April 23, 2004 @ 9:22 am | Comment

Life is cheap up there. So sad.

April 23, 2004 @ 10:05 pm | Comment

I was shocked and deeply saddened by this revelation.


April 24, 2004 @ 7:13 am | Comment

I was shocked and deeply saddened by this revelation.


April 24, 2004 @ 7:13 am | Comment

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